Library News and Events
Welcome, Students & Faculty
As the academic year begins, the library embarks on a partnership with CMU’s new IDeATe program, 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.
Current Posner Exhibit
12×10: Twelve Books to Celebrate Ten years of Posner Center
Exhibit by Special Collections Librarian,
Mary Catharine Johnsen
A special anniversary exhibit reflects on twelve Posner Collection highlights in history, literature and science. The display includes works by Descartes, Omar Khayyám, Copernicus, Shakespeare, Euclid, Lewis Carroll, Galileo, Robert Hooke, Christopher Columbus, Francis Bacon, and Regiomontanus.
Posner Center gallery and exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., except holidays and during designated VIP events. Phone: 412-268-7680
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.
Julia Corrin has joined Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as the University Archivist, responsible for the administration and management of Carnegie Mellon University Archives, located in Hunt Library. The University Archives collects and preserves records [...]
Annual Reviews Economic Collection
Three new databases: CMU now has access to the latest Economics Collection (2013-2014) from Annual Reviews.
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.[...]
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 [...]