KiltHub, a platform provided by the University Libraries which collects, preserves and provides global access to CMU’s research, has been approved as a United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) Conformant Repository.
The new designation means researchers who work on US DOT-funded projects can now use CMU’s KiltHub to meet the requirement of having their publications and data in a repository that meets US DOT’s high standards. Prior to the addition of KiltHub, there were only eight repositories on this exclusive list, and only three were university repositories.
“It sets CMU apart as one of only a handful of universities whose repositories are part of this elite group,” said Lisa Kay Schweyer, program manager of the Traffic21 Institute, Mobility21 and CMU National University Transportation Centers. “It also gives our faculty access to the KiltHub staff, who can support them in their archiving and preservation tasks.”
Schweyer thought it made sense for the university to pursue the designation, not just for the University Transportation Center but for any researcher at CMU who works on projects funded by the US DOT. She brokered the conversations with the National Transportation Library and CMU’s University Libraries to bring all the players together.
“It was our University Libraries staff, David Scherer, Katie Behrman, Hannah Gunderman and Ann Marie Mesco, who did the hard work of documentation,” she said.
Visit KiltHub to explore the wide range of research data and scholarly outputs created by CMU faculty, staff, and students. If you have questions about using KiltHub, contact us at email@example.com or visit the KiltHub Research Guide.