It's all about open

University Libraries is hoping to engage CMU researchers in practices that will enhance the discovery, use and impact of their work.

With that goal in mind CMU Libraries has launched the #OpenCMU campaign, emphasizing the benefits of open access, open data, open licenses and open peer review for researchers.

Throughout the fall semester, #OpenCMU will teach researchers how to increase access to their work as well as how to get credit for their work. Followers of the campaign on Twitter and Facebook will find information disseminated in bite-sized bits—quick to consume and easy to digest.

To schedule a presentation or Q&A for your department or class, contact Denise Troll Covey, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at or 412-268-8599. 

Sept 17: Constitution Day

One of the very few remaining original printed copies of the U.S. Bill of Rights is on display in Posner Center this week, in observance of Constitution Day. Posner Center exhibit hours are 1-4 pm, Monday through Friday.

On Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm, the Division of Student Affairs hosts CMU's annual Constitution Day celebration. Dr. Joe Rudman will be the featured speaker. Q & A. Light refreshments.

SC Digest September

Scholarly Communications Digest, September 2015.

The Libraries' internal Scholarly Communications Digest disseminates timely information and calls to action to support scholarly communications initiatives at CMU and among broader academic and research communities.

Back issues of the SC Digest are archived on the Scholarly Communications page.

NEW: Media tech lending

Hunt Library circulation (HL1) now has media technology to lend, including audio mics, audio recorders, digital still cameras, HDV camcorders & webcams. The library's technology lending service also has calculators, headphones, tablets & readers.

Devices are available on a first come, first served basis. You must have CMU ID to borrow. See for locations & other details.

GCC: Promote Your Research

Making the case for your research in your abstract, introduction & literature review
Global Communication Center's final summer workshop

WHEN: Tuesday, August 25, 1:30-2 pm
WHERE: IDeATe Studio A - Hunt Library 106B

Show how your research is an innovative contribution to the field with 4 simple steps to help structure the introductory sections of your papers, proposals, and presentations. Visit to sign up. 


Trial: Black Freedom Struggle

Database trial subscription through August 13: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 2. Please send feedback to Sue Collins,

This Black Freedom module is highlighted by the records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) as well as other organizational and personal papers.