Libraries Continue to Support CMU Community

Before all locations of the University Libraries closed on March 20 to support the social distancing measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19, library faculty and staff were already taking steps to prepare the CMU community for the transition to remote instruction. Pivoting quickly to scan print materials, move office hours online, and consult on copyright issues—among many other tasks—the Libraries’ responsive action minimized disruptions to the teaching, learning and research mission of the university during this rapidly changing time.

Virtual Office Hours

dSHARP Office Hours are informal consultations with library experts in all things digital- and data-related. And now, through the end of the semester, they're virtual!

dSHARP and the Data CoLab are co-hosting virtual open consulting/open office hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. During this time, join us for small group and one-on-one consultations. You can connect via a public channel in Slack: #virtual_consult

LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook Now Available

The Libraries now offer access to LabArchives Professional Edition for research and Classroom Edition for teaching and learning for all CMU faculty, staff, and students, at no cost. The new license will save CMU users $21,000 in out-of-pocket expenses each year, as current users are no longer going to be required to spend $15 per semester on individual licenses for the classroom edition. 

CMU, Elsevier Reach Transformative Deal

Carnegie Mellon University, a longtime proponent of open-access research, is championing an international movement to revolutionize academic publishing.

The university recently reached a transformative agreement with the scientific publishing giant Elsevier that prioritizes free and public access to the university’s research. This comes at a time when universities around the world are working to transition the current subscription system of scientific journal publishing to new open access business models.

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