Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Jason Griffey discussed how Blockchain, the much-hyped technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, can be adapted to improve the way libraries store information. Griffey is an affiliate fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and the creator of The LibraryBox Project, an open source portable digital file distribution system.
The Posner Fine Arts Foundation funds internships for Carnegie Mellon University students to do individual research in the Posner Memorial Collection and prepare exhibits. Learn more and apply for the opportunity to research and create an exhibit of your own in the Posner Center. The current exhibit, which is on display until November 30, 2018, is The Frankenstein Complex.
The Fine and Rare Book Room located on the fourth floor of Hunt Library is now open to the public at the following hours: Monday - Friday, 4 - 6 p.m., through November 30, 2018.
Two Open Access textbooks on KiltHub, the CMU repository and research collaboration platform, have recently received recognition:
KiltHub access is now available for CMU graduate students. Students must login with their Andrew ID, just as Faculty and Staff can. Information about the repository can be found on the About KiltHub page.
The Art of the Remix Exhibit
Carnegie Mellon University Acquires William H. Putch Archives
A collection of materials from Carnegie Mellon University alumnus William H. Putch documenting his career as the artistic director of the Totem Pole Playhouse has been gifted to the Carnegie Mellon University Archives by his daughter, Pamela Putch, and son, John Putch.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, University Libraries will launch a new integrated library system that will include a new library catalog. The new catalog will improve how users browse, search, and discover materials on library.cmu.edu.
The Libraries implemented its current online catalog in 1995. In that time, standards in web design have changed, technology has advanced, and the needs of users have evolved. It is against this background that the online system has become quite outdated.
Crucial World War II encryption devices have found a home at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries thanks to the generosity of author Pamela McCorduck, wife of the late Computer Science Department Head Joseph Traub.
How much of our gender shows in the way we act, dress, move, speak? How much comes from others’ perceptions? How many of our life choices are constrained by sexism and racism? As I read Jackie Kay’s novel "Trumpet," these questions swirled in my head.