Into the Sunset
Jointly-sponsored by the Dietrich College and Humanities and Social Sciences and the University Libraries, dSHARP (digital Sciences, Humanities, Arts: Research and Publishing) was a coalition of faculty and staff dedicated to advancing research and teaching involving digital scholarship.
Launched in January 2017, dSHARP educated and involved the CMU community in digital scholarship (Engage); offered resources to help students, faculty, and staff to achieve digital research goals (Support); and collaboratively built websites, databases, and data analysis pipelines, and ran research projects (Create). The dSHARP core team covered a range of disciplinary foci and provided consultations on a variety digital tools and approaches. As the University Libraries have recruited more information professionals with expertise and experience in digital research and publishing, requests for related consultations, instruction, and workshops were addressed by dSHARP and the University Libraries' Data CoLab. Both teams continued to offer group open consultation sessions using Slack and Zoom throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
In January 2021, dSHARP disbanded. Its former members now respond to requests involving data and computational analytics as part of the University Libraries’ Data Services (ULDS) or to those about digital collections, exhibits, interactive and multimedia narratives, and open access publishing as the CMULibrary Publishing Service (LPS).
At CMU, digital scholarship has grown from early digital humanities-oriented technology projects to now include the creation and use of humanities datasets for humanities analytics, data curation and preservation, data modeling, data visualization, data science, GIS data modeling and visualization, machine learning, and text, network, and temporal analysis.
To request a consultation please use this link to the Request Form. For assistance related to managing, curating, and/or visualizing research data, using tools including the KiltHub repository or Open Science Framework, or to enquire about Digital Humanities or the Open Science and Data Collaborations program, note “Data Services” in your description. If your question involves the use of digital platforms (Omeka, Scalar, Mukutru CMS, for example), open access publishing (Janeway publishing platform, Open Journal Systems) or public-facing scholarship (WordPress), please refer note “LPS” in your explanation.
If you’re not sure what kind of help you need with your data and research curation, we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. We will also do our best to refer you to expertise around CMU including other Library consultants and the Eberly Center.
Mapping your story with story maps
October 30th at 10:00 am –register here Join geographer and Esri education manager Joseph Kerski for a lively, hands-on session where you will combine multimedia (audio, video, narrative, photographs) with interactive web-based maps and tools to create story maps. These maps (https://storymaps.arcgis.com) can be used in teaching and research at any scale from local to global, and […]
Visiting Speaker: Brent Seales on The Digital Restoration Initiative
Dr. Brent Seales will be visiting CMU on Wednesday, September 26, to give a talk on The Digital Restoration Initiative: Reading the Invisible Library. Dr. Seales will give his talk in the Danforth Conference Room of the Cohon Center at CMU from 4 – 5 pm. Progress over the past decade in the digitization and […]
dSHARP Digital Research and Publishing Seminar
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 A Great Success
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).
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