- The mission of the MIT libraries is to create and sustain an intuitive, trusted information environment that enables learning and the advancement of knowledge at MIT. We are committed to developing strategies and systems that promote discovery and facilitate worldwide scholarly communication.
- MIT OCW's goals are to:
- Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
- Create an efficient, standards-based model that other institutions may emulate to openly share and publish their own course materials.
- DSpace is an open source software platform that enables institutions to:
- capture and describe digital works using a submission workflow module
- distribute an institution's digital works over the web through a search and retrieval system
- preserve digital works over the long term
- Scanning and other eConversion is a service of MIT Libraries, Document Services:
- They serve as an on-campus resource for conversion of paper and microform documents to electronic formats. Some services are carried on-site, and others are outsourced to selected vendors specializing in particular formats.
- Examples of the types of materials submitted for scanning and eConversion by MIT Departments, Labs, and Centers would be technical reports, working papers, and course materials bound for the Web.
- Optical character recognition (OCR) can be incorporated when scanning or it can be applied to existing electronic files in order to enhance text search ability.
- Metadata Advisory Group, MIT Libraries
- The Metadata Advisory Group will continually develop metadata expertise, coordinate metadata applications within the Libraries, and provide advice and guidance related to metadata for digital projects at MIT.