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.
dSHARP will be offering it’s first for-credit undergraduate course in the fall of 2018. 66224: dSHARP Seminar: Evolution of AI and Ethics of Creation T/R 10:30-11:50AM Dr. Rikk Mulligan Isaac Asimov coined the term “Frankenstein Complex” in his 1947 robot stories to not only warn of humanity’s tenuous control over technology, but also to […]
THATCamp Pittsburgh 2018 met this past weekend and was a great success. Thanks to our organizing team (Jessica Benner, Susan Grunewald, Jessica Otis, Abigail Owen, and Emma Slayton) as well as our awesome sponsors (dSHARP, CMU’s Department of History, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and the DHRX).
Matt Burton from the University of Pittsburgh will be offering his Jupyter Notebooks workshop at the CMU Libraries on March 2, 2018. This event is open to all. Registration is required and seating is limited to 40. Please register here: https://cmu.libcal.com/event/4011538 Documenting Reproducible Research with Jupyter Notebooks This workshop will introduce Jupyter Notebooks, a platform for interactive computational […]
Please join us for THATCamp Pittsburgh 2018, with our theme of Mapping and GIS. When: Sat. March 3rd, 8:30-5pm Where: Hunt Library Cost: free! Registration: required because of space limitations THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists, artists, and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on […]