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.
CMU’s new dSHARP center is kicking off an annual speaker series. We’ll be bringing in scholars for talks and/or workshops on a variety of digital research and publishing subjects which will hopefully be of interest to the greater Pittsburgh DH community. Our first visiting speaker is Heather Froehlich of Penn State, whose visit is co-sponsored […]
Who: anyone interested in reading analytical articles encompassing the digital humanities, including but not limited to digital history What: read some stuff of interest to the group members, get together over food or drinks and discuss the readings When: September 27th, 5pm-6:30pm and repeated on the last Wednesday of every month, August-May (no meeting in June or July) Where: If you know […]
dSHARP offers a series of workshops through the University Libraries. Our Fall 2017 workshops will be Sept: Nuts and Bolts of Project Management Whether you’re working by yourself or part of a larger team, managing an academic project can take a lot of time and effort, especially when that project involves digital scholarship. This workshop will […]
Our Fall 2017 semester office hours will be held every Wednesday, 1:30-4:30pm in Hunt Library Studio B. Have questions about digital research or publishing? Feel free to drop in.