dSHARP: digital Sciences, Humanities, Arts: Research & Publishing

Who Are We?

We are a team of faculty and staff in the University Libraries and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences dedicated to advancing research and teaching involving digital tools, methods, and sources. At CMU digital scholarship has grown from humanities-oriented technology projects, to include data management and curation, digital pedagogy, open science, interactive media, and many other possibilities.

Our core team cover a range of disciplinary foci and provide consultations on a variety digital tools and approaches, including: digital humanities in general, open access publishing, data curation and preservation, data modeling, data visualization, data science, GIS data modeling and visualization, machine learning, project management, text encoding, text mining, usability, and text, network, and temporal analysis.

We build websites, databases, and data analysis pipelines, and run research projects (Create); educate and involve the CMU community in digital scholarship (Engage); and offer resources to help students, faculty, and staff in achieving digital research goals (Support).

Local Digital Research & Publishing Events

Consultations

We offer a weekly Open Office & Consulting sessions on Wednesdays, from 1 – 4pm in the Engineering Den at the back of the Sorrells Library on the 4th floor of Wean Hall.

Our core team are often joined by library professionals with data curation, digitization, metadata, and scholarly communications expertise including using CMU's institutional repository, KiltHub. Appointments are not required, but we suggest you reach out to the team member who might best answer your questions. We welcome students, faculty, and staff to meet with us for brief consultations on their digital projects and research.

You can also contact us to schedule a consultation on projects, methods, and approaches outside our Open Office hours.

During these sessions we can:

  • show you how to work with experimental digital methods;
  • help you brainstorm, scope, and begin planning a project;
  • find, create, and use data;
  • provide feedback on your dataset, data management plan, project design, and code;
  • learn about the availability of tools and platforms on campus, such as ArcGIS (GIS data), Tableau (data visualization), and others;
  • and begin connecting you to resources for self-teaching or the local networks of DH and DS practitioners at CMU, the University of Pittsburgh, and the greater Pittsburgh area.

We will also do our best to refer you to support and expertise around CMU including other Library consultants and the Eberly Center.

Latest Posts

Gerrymandering Series Event with Draw the Lines PA

October 22, 2019 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sorrells Library, The Den What choices go into making a gerrymandered map? Do you think you could make better choices and a better map? Do you want to learn how? dSHARP is excited to bring Rachel Colker fromDraw the Lines PA, to discuss gerrymandering, its effects, as well as […]

CMU’s Department of English Spring Book Salon 2019

Join Us Tuesday, April 30: 12pm – 1:30pm Rachel Mellon Walton Room, Posner Hall (Ground Floor) The Invention of Whiteness: Exploring David Brown’s ENGLISH AND EMPIRE and the Intersection of Race, Visual Data and Stigmatized Language Featuring: Richard Purcell (CMU English); Alex Reinhart (CMU Statistics & Data Science); Amanda Godley (Pitt School of Education); and David Brown (CMU English) Lunch provided. RSVP preferred but not required. Join our Spring Book […]

Seeking Contractor for Front-end UI Development

We’re looking to contract a Front-End UI Developer to help complete the prototype for a Digital Humanities project. Contracting Front-end UI Developer (3-4 months) Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 3-4 month front-end job, beginning April 22, 2019 (remote work considered, Pittsburgh preferred) Front-end developer with UX design experience sought to build a custom theme/user interface for a digital […]

Digital Tools Workshop: R for Textual Analysis & Data Visualization

Introduction to R for Textual Analysis & Data Visualization Workshop 1 – Thurs., 3/21, 4pm – Hunt Library Studio B Workshop 2 – Thurs., 4/4, 4pm – Hunt Library Studio B Workshop 3 – April TBD Held by David Brown (CMU English) and Matthew Lincoln (CMU Libraries), this is a series of three workshops for […]