A groundbreaking new dataset of functional MRI brain scans that will significantly impact researchers’ ability to apply machine learning techniques to understanding how the brain processes information can be found in the University Libraries’ KiltHub repository. Collected over multiple sessions, the project gathered over 20 hours of MRI data from each of four subjects.
Carnegie Mellon University Partners with protocols.io to Enable Sharing of Scientific Practices
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries today announced its partnership with protocols.io, an open access service for academic and industry scientists to record and share detailed up-to-date protocols for research. With this announcement, Carnegie Mellon becomes the first institution to partner with protocols.io on an institutional license.
New research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision impairment for approximately 265,000 Americans each year. The findings could provide researchers with a blueprint to better identify which areas of vision are recoverable, facilitating the development of more effective interventions to encourage vision recovery.
AIDR 2019: Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse
May 13-15, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University
Every year around Valentine’s Day, universities and libraries around the world participate in Love Data Week (February 11 - 15, 2019), an effort to raise awareness related to managing, sharing, preserving, and reusing research data. The University Libraries are no exception.
What is your story…
This is a question Emma Slayton and Jessica Benner have been asking through their work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the University Libraries. They are excited to develop new services, learning opportunities, and spaces for discussion centered around spatial research. For example, earlier this year, they began offering open office hours for those with questions concerning mapping or spatial datasets (Wednesdays between 12 and 3pm in the Sorrels library, Wean Hall floor 4).
New Play Exchange (NPX) is a script discovery database. Search, read and download scripts, view writer profiles, contact writers, read script recommendations from professionals throughout the field. Search scripts by cast size, play length, age level, genre, subject matter, gender or sexual identity and ethnicity; search people by writer type and demographics.
For the third time since it's rollout, the KiltHub repository has won first place in a figshare for institutions community deposit contest. The figshare for institutions community is the world-wide community of institutions that use figshare for institutions as a repository platform, either as their data repository or as a comprehensive repository like CMU. There are 69 institutions from around the world within the figshare for institutions community.
New Database: Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs
Books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. The Gerritsen Collection has since become the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world.
New Database: Border and Migration Studies Online
Text, video, and images representing both personal and institutional perspectives, for the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area and global studies, anthropology, medicine, the arts, and more.