LPS Consultations

LPS-specific consultations focus on various aspects of publishing and platforms used for authoring and creating exhibits online. These consultations are provided by Rikk Mulligan and Dave Scherer and might include:


  • Publishing Strategy
  • Copyright Advice
  • Publication Tools


  • Discovery
  • Indexing (Supporting DOAJ listing)
  • Marketing Advice


  • Citability
  • Impact
  • Metrics
  • Archiving


  • Born-digital platforms (Janeway and the Open Journal System)
  • Digital exhibits (Omeka classic, Omeka S)
  • Hybrid publications with online and interactive elements

Digital Scholarship Consultations

The members of LPS are part of a group of faculty and staff within the University Libraries dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and scholarship involving digital tools, methods, and online resources. They 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.

  • Hannah Gunderman is the Research Data Management Consultant in the University Libraries. She offers individual and group consultations on data management, as well as helps support education in data management at all stages of the research process, from collecting and/or reusing data, analysis, to dissemination and storage. She has a background in cultural geography and is interested in providing consultations on projects integrating qualitative and ethnographic data into quantified environments.
  • Matt Lincoln is the Digital Humanities Developer in the University Libraries. He is a DH generalist, with particular expertise in data science, machine learning, data modeling, and text, network, and temporal analysis.
  • Rikk Mulligan is the Digital Scholarship Strategist in the University Libraries and LPS Lead. He has experience with content management systems, digital publishing, text encoding, usability, and user interface design.
  • David Scherer is the Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant in the University Libraries and co-founder of LPS. He offers consultations on digital publishing, open access publishing, and research curation including CMU’s institutional repository, KiltHub.
  • Emma Slayton is the Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist in the University Libraries. She offers consultations on data visualization (data analysis, making graphs/charts, using tools like Tableau or languages like R), evaluating and providing advice on visual content (such as website design, presentation, or poster design), GIS data (finding GIS data, manipulating or preparing GIS data), GIS modeling, GIS visualizations, virtual reality pedagogy, and data management.