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October 29 Keynote—The Challenge of Openness & Transparency in Scholarly Communication

Panel discussion with some of the biggest players influencing scholarly communication, moderated by Dean of CMU Libraries Keith Webster.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 4:30-6 pm*
WHERE: 6115 Gates Hillman, Carnegie Mellon University

*Join the audience—or watch live webcast via Silverlight.

Co-hosted by Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and University of Pittsburgh ULS.

oct 29 panel

October 22 Keynote—Culture Change: Making Sharing the New Norm

McKiernanJoin a lively discussion with Erin McKiernan, an early-career neuroscientist and leading advocate for Open Access and Open Science. Erin will explore the powerful benefits of openness in scholarly research, the tension between personal success as a researcher and Open Science, and the need for reform in our academic evaluation and incentive systems. A panel discussion featuring members of the University of Pittsburgh academic community will follow. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

WHEN: October 22, 3-4:30 pm
WHERE: Ballroom B, University Club, University of Pittsburgh.

 Ms. McKiernan is a post Doctorate Fellow in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

University Archivist

julia-corrinJulia 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 and personal papers of historical or administrative importance to the university, generated by faculty, academic departments, administrative offices or campus organizations, and makes them available for reference and research. “Julia’s experience with the preservation of digital records will move the University Archives forward as we continue to acquire, manage and preserve at-risk born-digital materials generated by our academic community,” said Director of Scholarly Publishing, Archives and Data Services Gabrielle Michalek. Corrin comes to Pittsburgh from Arkansas State University, where she was the Political Collections Archivist. She holds a BA in American Studies from Carleton College, and an MS in Information, Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan. Corrin succeeds Patrick Trembeth, who had a one-year temporary appointment.

AR Economics Collection

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
Annual Review of Financial Economics
Annual Review of Resource Economics

InCites

tr_logo_twitter_whtNew 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.

Internet Shakespeare Editions

ISEswan copyNew 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 writing, his life, the stage for which he wrote, the intellectual and literary life of the Renaissance, and a large record of current and historical performances, costume design and artifacts and more.

Excellent!

2014 big viewLibraries’ 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 reached years of service milestones in 2014. Gloria Henning and Sue Collins were honored with Excellence Awards.

Excellence Awards

Award for Excellence in Library Citizenship to Gloria Henning—Gloria’s award acknowledges her work in planning, coordinating, calculating, documenting, and conducting the move [offsite] of large portions of the collections from each of Carnegie Mellon’s three libraries for the past two years. Her nominator stated: “I have selected the Citizenship category for her nomination because the work that Gloria is doing has been accomplished by successfully working cross-departmentally with a wide variety of library employees and across libraries in order to advance the needs and mission of the Libraries and the university.”

Award for Excellence in Productivity to Sue Collins—Sue has consistently volunteered to manage reference collection projects in Hunt Library and successfully carried them out in a timely manner. Her productivity was critical during our first space renovation and continues to positively impact our current plans to incorporate IDEATE service spaces. Sue has demonstrated her ability to meet organizational needs and challenge the status quo. Her colleagues in the library’s Research and Academic Services would agree that her commitment and dedication allowed our team to be efficient and the library to meet its goals; much of this work couldn’t have been accomplished without Sue’s leadership.

Dean Webster’s remarks

“I have learned much about our libraries over the past 12 months, and am confident that we are well positioned to support the university as President Suresh begins to set out the university’s future direction and priorities.

Today, I am honored to celebrate the contributions that all of you make to the university.  Each of you contributes immensely to the student experience, and to strengthening teaching, research and engagement across the university. Thank you for all that you do. I know the amount of effort that you put into your responsibilities and I assure you that your efforts are appreciated. You really do make a difference and I know that with your support, we can continue to inspire learning and discovery at Carnegie Mellon.

The past year has seen many activities of which we can all feel proud. For example, the Sorrells Library refurbishment was completed to great acclaim from students, our Library in Qatar celebrated its 10th anniversary, we have expanded considerably the information resources we provide to the university, and we have continued to evolve the Olive Project. Towards the end of the year we were presented with a fresh challenge, incorporating facilities for the IDEATE program into the Hunt Library. This has presented us with considerable disruption, and I have seen just how willingly so many of you have risen to the challenges of vacating spaces, being relocated, thinking creatively—all against tight deadlines. “

Honored for years of service

  • 10 years—Terrence Chiusano, Jillian Miller, Barry Schles
  • 15 years—Jeff Hinkelman
  • 20 years—Ona Taylor
  • 30 years—Erika Linke