As the University Libraries have recruited more information professionals with expertise and experience in digital research and publishing, requests for consultations, instruction, and workshops now flow into two channels: the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ Data Services and the CMU Library Publishing Service. From January 2017 through March 2020, dSHARP supported the local digital research and publishing community through consultations, providing funding for graduate fellowships and digital microgrants, and helping direct those in need to resources at CMU and throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
Request a Consultation
To request 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, please use this Request Form and 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.
Other University Libraries’ Resources
CMU Library Publishing Service
The LPS offers support to host open access journals and journal-like publications using the Janeway publishing platform. Our current pilot programs include interactive and multimedia scholarship (Scalar), digital collections and exhibits (Omeka), and public-facing student scholarship (WordPress multisite). We also offer consultations on open access, copyright basics, Image and Multimedia copyright, and use of Creative Commons licensing.
The Hunt Library has facilities for self-scanning. For information on how to undertake more extensive digitization projects, please consult the University Libraries’ Digitization Projects Manager, Anne Marie Mesco.
KiltHub Institutional Repository
The online collection of an institution’s research and scholarship is its institutional repository (IR). KiltHub, the CMU IR, is collecting, preserving, and disseminating the intellectual work and research of the institution by providing online open access to work produced by CMU faculty and students. Journal articles, conference papers and presentations, books and book chapters, technical reports, Ph.D. dissertations, Master’s theses, and selected undergraduate student works authored by members of the Carnegie Mellon community can be uploaded to the repository.
Other Relevant Resources
CMU Computing Services
Computing Services provides access to a range of software packages and applications for the students, faculty, and staff of Carnegie Mellon University. Their licensed software list details the applications available for download, which are available in the Computer Lab, and what can be accessed via Virtual Andrew. Web publishing is also offered to all CMU faculty, staff, and students with space on the Andrew File Server to build html-based websites.
CMU Funding Opportunities
There are numerous resources offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs to enable scholars to find funding and the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance to assist scholars in obtaining an IRB or navigating a potential conflict of interest. The Information Security Office can advise scholars on the protection of digital data in their research. More specific to Digital Scholarship are the Berkman Faculty Development Fund.
Although there is no single comprehensive site for all of the tools used in digital research, two sites offer a greater range than most:
The Data Visualisation Catalogue is a project developed by Severino Ribecca to create a library of different information visualization types.