Library News and Events

Welcome, Students & Faculty

As the academic year begins, the library embarks on a partnership with CMU’s new IDeATe program http://www.cmu.edu/ideate/, and we celebrate the opening of IDeATe@Hunt.

Placement of IDeATe’s student facilities in Hunt Library reflects a growing trend for academic libraries to expand from a sole focus on housing collections of books and journals to becoming a space where students come together to work with their peers, interact with technology, and access a range of media to create knowledge.

IDeATe@Hunt is the latest step in the library’s design as a learning commons, which began in 2012 with the opening of the Global Communication Center.

Returning students, staff and faculty will find that some collections and facilities have moved to new locations in Hunt Library. For details about the new layout of Hunt and a concise guide to all CMU Libraries, pick up ”Connecting students, faculty, technology & knowledge” [.pdf] in any library.

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