Category: Preservation & conservation

Libraries host Digital Preservation Management workshop

Managers of digital content gathered to learn about digital forensics tools and techniques

Digital Preservation Management (DPM) Workshops, a well-known continuing education series hosted by the MIT Libraries, helps managers of digital content at any organization establish sustainable...

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Spy-proof Letters

Spy-proof Letters

Researcher details historic techniques for securing correspondence

Long before the digital age, safeguarding correspondence and important documents from prying eyes was a concern. Research by Jana Dambrogio, MIT Libraries Thomas F....

 Bibliotech
Letterlocking in Lobby 10

Letterlocking in Lobby 10

October 27, 2015 10am - 12pm

Write a letter to a friend and learn how to letterlock it shut

When’s the last time you hand wrote a letter and sent it in the mail? Join us in Lobby 10 if you’re up for...

Archives & MIT history
Aga Khan Documentation Center receives noted scholar’s archive

Aga Khan Documentation Center receives noted scholar’s archive

Yasser Tabbaa, a prominent scholar in Islamic art and architecture, has donated his archive to AKDC@MIT. Dr. Tabbaa has taught at several prestigious US...

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AKDC collaboration brings 1959 recordings of Moroccan music to Archnet

AKDC collaboration brings 1959 recordings of Moroccan music to Archnet

Between 1959 and 1962 the American author and composer, Paul Bowles, traveled Morocco to collect samples of the Moroccan soundscape. Half a century later,...

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Preserving Tangier’s International Zone

Preserving Tangier’s International Zone

Aga Khan Documentation Center collaborates with Tangier American Institute for Moroccan Studies

The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT is collaborating with the Tangier American Institute for Moroccan Studies, in conjunction with Wellesley College’s Center for Work...

Preservation & conservation

Staff Profile: Jessica Venlet

Digital Archives Fellow

Jessica Venlet arrived at MIT in October 2014 to begin a two-year fellowship with the Libraries in the area of digital archives. She came...

 Bibliotech

Nancy McGovern voted VP/President-elect of SAA

She will serve as the Society of American Archivists' 72nd president in 2016–2017

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) has elected Nancy McGovern, MIT Libraries’ Head of Curation and Preservation Services, as SAA Vice President/President-Elect. She begins a one-year term this August and will become...

Archives & MIT history

Creating scrapbooks that last

May 1, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A webinar about creating durable scrapbooks

Join us for a free webinar about creating scrapbooks with preservation in mind, hosted by the New England Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). Learn about archival materials and...

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