Category Archives: faculty

From our friends in the Global Communication Center

GCC logoThe Global Communication Center (GCC) located in Hunt Library supports the Carnegie Mellon University community by providing advice to help plan and develop strong written, oral, and visual communication projects.

Highly trained GCC tutors can help with any academic communication task, including course papers, lab reports, presentations, scientific posters, dissertation or grant proposals, journal articles, emails to advisors or potential employers, and application materials.

Schedule Appointments

CMU students can schedule up to 15 free appointments per semesterOff-campus students who are unable to come to the library for face-to-face appointments now have an option to request etutoring appointments. Students using the email service will be sent a screen-capture video containing a tutor’s feedback within 24 hours of their appointment time. Email appointments are available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Register for Grammar Groups

These informal groups meet every two weeks to discuss specific types of sentences and writing situations that typically cause difficulty for non-native English speakers. You must be a current Carnegie Mellon student to attend.  Registration ends the day before the meeting.



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.

Open Scholarship for Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers

Oaweek2013_blogOctober 22, 4:30-6 pm in the Connan Room, UC. Live computer-based webcast and mobile-device webcast start 15 minutes before the event.

Come hear CMU researchers talk about why and how they make their work available via open access.  Hear the new Dean of Libraries Keith Webster explain why open access is strategic and describe next steps to increase open access to CMU research.

Speakers include Norman Bier—Open Learning Initiative; J. David Creswell—Psychology; Michael Tarr—Center for Neural Basis of Cognition; Veronica Hinman—Biological Sciences; Jelena Kovacevic—Biomedical Engineering; Mary Shaw—Institute for Software Research, SCS; Reinhard Schumacher—Physics; Russell Schwartz—Biological Sciences and SCS.

This is the keynote event in CMU’s celebration of International Open Access Week, October 21-27.

Open Access Q & A at the library

Oaweek2013_blogNext Q & A: Thursday, October 24. Three locations: Hunt, Sorrells and Mellon Institute libraries. Time: 12:30-2 pm.

Bring your questions about open access! What is it? Why is it? How do I do it? One-gig jump drive to the first 25 participants at each location each day. Snacks courtesy of CulinArt.

Part of CMU’s celebration of International Open Access Week, October 21-27.

APC Fund for Authors

The Libraries have created a fund to help Carnegie Mellon authors pay Article Processing Charges (APC) to publish in open access journals – offering up to $1,500 per article, with a cap of $3,000 per author per fiscal year. Ideally, the corresponding author’s department will also contribute to paying the APC.


  • Author cannot have grant funding that could be used to pay the APC
  • Journal must provide immediate open access to all peer-reviewed articles and have a publicly available standard article fee schedule
  • Journal publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct

To apply:

Publish articles in F1000Research – FREE

CMU life science authors can benefit from an agreement whereby all submissions to F1000Research are FREE until March 31, 2013. To redeem this offer, quote the code NERL21 upon submission. The short-term offer is available because the University Libraries belong to the North East Research Libraries consortium (NERL).

F1000Research officially launched at the start of this year and has published over 100 articles to date. As the first Open Science journal for life scientists, it offers significant advantages to authors including an easy submission process. Please read the author guidelines and email submissions to

If you have any questions, contact

Overcoming Copyright Obstacles to Creating Digital Libraries

Pam Samuelson on  “Overcoming Copyright Obstacles to Creating Digital Libraries” – video  of 2/19/2013 Sara Fine Lecture at University of Pittsburgh.

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