July 27, 2022
Sloan Foundation funds new office to support open source activities. Helen and Henry Posner, Jr. Dean of the University Libraries Keith Webster has received a grant of $650,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish the Carnegie Mellon University Open Source Program Office (OSPO). In addition to establishing a central resource for open source activity across campus, the OSPO will explore the ecosystem of software around a new core facility and government R&D. [Full Announcement].
January 23, 2020
January 22, 2020 CMU Joins Universities in Open Access Deal with ACM. Carnegie Mellon University has joined three leading universities in entering into transformative open access agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society. [Full Announcement].
October 12, 2015
Education tech firm Acrobatiq does software to supplement college learning. Acrobatiq, which spun out of Carnegie Mellon University, makes learning software that replaces college textbooks, tracks student progress and adapts to their learning styles. [Full Announcement].
December 2, 2014
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Collaborate To Enhance Library Services. Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced a collaboration among the school’s library systems to better respond to the evolving needs of its respective campuses in eduation and research. The partnership, led by Keith Webster, dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon, and Ronald Larsen, dean of the School of Information Sciences at Pitt, will explore how best to leverage the expertise and resources across each university to improve library services for students, faculty, staff and alumni at each institution. [Full Announcement].
December 15, 1994
Carnegie Mellon University and SIRSI Corporation announce Library Management System and Technology Transfer Agreements. Carnegie Mellon University and SIRSI Corporation, a leading provider of information technology, announce their intention to enter into agreements for future cooperation on several fronts. Carnegie Mellon will license and install the SIRSI Corporation Unicorn Information Management System. [Full Announcement].