Library News and Events


Prepare for big changes in Hunt Library. We are building the IDeATe@Hunt Collaborative Making Facility, to open this fall, including collaborative design studios open to all library users. We’ll keep you posted. Right now, some things have moved or are temporarily unavailable:

Books with location STACKS-2 have been shifted. If you need help, ask at the Circulation Desk.

Books with location BSMT are stored temporarily. Request through InterLibrary Loan.

Video Collection is stored temporarily in Hunt Library. For access to items & viewing, contact Jeff at x8-5727 or jh51@andrew…

August Highlight – Posner intern’s Choice

Hooke Micrographia imageHooke’s Microscopic Images

Robert Hooke, 1635-1703. Micrographia: or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses.  London, J. Martyn and J. Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society 1665.

Hooke improved the compound microscope and illustrated his observations of biological specimens, iron, glass, and silk with 38 copperplate engravings. As the first major Royal Society publication, it was a scientific best-seller and introduced the term cell. The book also includes meteorological and astronomical observations, and comments on the transmission of sound through a wire.

The Posner Collection copy was previously owned by Capt. Edward O. Hollis, R.A. and member of the Royal Geographical Society.

Selected by Jesse Boardman Kauppila, 2014 Posner Intern; MFA Candidate, School of Art

ORCID Initiative @ CMU

Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly requiring researchers to have an ORCID identifier.  The University Libraries are leading an initiative to acquire ORCID IDs for all CMU researchers.  Two pilot ORCID acquisition projects are planned.  The first will acquire ORCIDs for selected CMU researchers in Qatar this summer.  The second will acquire ORCIDs for all researchers in CIT fall semester 2014.  ORCIDs will be acquired for other CMU researchers at a later date. For details, ORCID Initiative @ CMU.

2014 big view

Libraries' personnel gathered in the Peace Garden on July 17 for the annual Library Appreciation picnic.

Keith Webster offered observations on his first year as dean of libraries, and congratulated library faculty and staff who [...]

Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Three new databases: CMU now has access to the latest Economics Collection (2013-2014) from Annual Reviews.

Annual Review of Economics

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

New database: InCites.

Thomson Reuters' InCites is a customized, citation-based research evaluation tool on the Web that enables you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide.

Fri, Jun 20, 2014
ISEswan copy

New database: Internet Shakespeare Editions.

Designed specifically for the digital medium, ISE is an open access resource to scholarship that explores Shakespeare's plays, poems, the context in which he was [...]

Wed, Jun 11, 2014
ebook swearing-in

In a “sign-of-the-times” moment on May 30, Suzi LeVine was sworn in as the United States' newest Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein by raising her right hand and placing the left on a digital [...]

Thu, Jun 05, 2014