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).
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.
Drawing the Lines: How redistricting reform will improve Pennsylvania and restore citizen’s trust in government.
This event is not part of the CMU Libraries Gerrymandering Series but has a related focus on redistricting! At the University of Pittsburgh: Drawing the Lines: How redistricting reform will improve Pennsylvania and restore citizen’s trust in government. January 30, 2020 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. The University Club Ballroom B (123 University Place, Pgh. PA 15260) Part of […]
The Libraries Gerrymandering series continues this week. Please join us for Understanding Census Data with the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, January 21st (12pm to 1pm). To register for other upcoming events in the Gerrymandering Series, please use the links below Network Analysis with Scott Weingart, February 10th (12pm to 1pm) R for Text Analysis with Matt Lincoln, Febuary 24th (12pm to […]
dSHARP Gerrymandering Series: Teaching the Cultural Ramifications of Gerrymandering through John Oliver, Video Games, and Political Cartoons
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? If you are interested in discussing gerrymandering and its effects, as well as learning new technical skills (ex. finding data or network analysis), join us for the Libraries dSHARP Gerrymandering Series! […]
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 […]