Category Archives: graduate students

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.

Posner Center Internship, Spring 2014 – $3000!

Spring 2014 Posner Internship PosterCarnegie Mellon students! Apply now for a unique opportunity to pursue individual study, showcase your research in a public exhibit—and earn $3000. Apply now! The Posner Center Internship Program is sponsored by the Posner Fine Arts Foundation.

To apply, compose an essay explaining your interest or proposed research topic, including the materials you would plan to use from the Posner Memorial Collection, and a brief bio.

During the spring 2014 semester, the selected intern will research their topic, and work with the special collections librarian to prepare an exhibit of that research for display at the Posner Center from summer through fall 2014. The exhibit will be promoted by the University Libraries and accessible to all Posner Center visitors, including the university’s Board of Trustees.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 25 at 11:59pm. Please direct any questions to the Special Collections Librarian, Mary Kay Johnsen, at 412-268-6622 or

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.

More info:


hathiLOGOCarnegie Mellon University has joined HathiTrust, a partnership whose goal is to build a comprehensive digital archive of published literature from around the world. Members have access to over 10,600,000 works that have been digitized by Google, the Internet Archive and Microsoft, or by partners’ individual initiatives. Full-text search features allow users to mine content and create customized collections while remaining compliant with U.S. copyright law.

HathiTrust began in 2008 as a collaboration of 13 universities to establish a repository for archiving and sharing library collections that were digitized as part of the initial Google Book project. Today, over 60 research libraries worldwide have committed to long-term availability of the cultural record.

HathiTrust was named for the Hindi word for elephant, hathi, symbolic of the qualities of memory, wisdom, and strength evoked by elephants, as well as the huge undertaking of congregating the digital collections of libraries in the United States and beyond.