IAP 2010: All Sessions for Week of January 18 – 22

Posted January 13th, 2010 by Ryan Gray

Check out all of the MIT Libraries IAP events for the week covering Monday, January 18 through Friday, January 22. Also check out the complete listing for all of our sessions.


Going Beyond Google Scholar: Using the Web of Science and Other Citation Searching Resources to Discover Articles

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

EndNote Basics

Introduction to Stata

Bookbinding in the Japanese Tradition

ModelBuilder for beginners

Career Research: Targeting and Researching Employers

A Sampling of Interesting Images from Rotch Visual Collections

Introduction to Spatial Statistics using GIS

Patent Searching Fundamentals

Rotch Library Film Series

Patent Searching Fundamentals

Mapping and Using US Census Data

Cool Tools for Science and Engineering Research: Meet the Developers!

RefWorks Basics

Data Management in Stata

Making Your Own Videos for the Web & MIT TechTV

Introduction to Company and Industry Research for Engineers and Scientists

Site Selection – Making Spatial Decisions Using a GIS

The International Music Score Library Project and the future of digital repositories

NOTE: Some sessions have limited availability or may require advance sign-up requirements. If you have further questions, please see individual listings for appropriate contact information.

IAP 2010: Making Your Own Videos for the Web & MIT TechTV

Posted January 6th, 2010 by Ryan Gray

Web video is suddenly everywhere. From YouTube to MIT’s own MIT TechTV, it seems like everyone is creating and posting video on the Internet. Now you can join the club. In this seminar, you’ll learn the basics of video production, digital video editing and how to post your finished piece on sites such as MIT TechTV. No experience necessary. A laptop loaded with some kind of digital editing software (Apple iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Windows MovieMaker, etc.) is nice but not required.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are welcome at individual sessions or the entire series.

All sessions will be held in the DIRC, 14N-132.

A Focus on Shooting and Lighting
In this session, we will be covering the basics of shooting & lighting.
Friday, January 8, 1 – 2pm

A Focus on Audio
In this session, we will be covering the basics of audio and microphones.
Thursday, January 14, 11am – 12pm

A Focus on Digital Video Editing
In this session, we will be covering the basics of digital video editing.
Friday, January 22, 10 – 11am

A Focus on Compression and Posting to the Web
In this session, we will be covering the basics of compression and on how to compress and post your video on the web.
Thursday, January 28, 10:30 – 11:30am

Contact Kris Brewer with any questions.

Check out the MIT Libraries’ full schedule of IAP sessions.

These sessions are co-sponsored by Academic Media Production Services (AMPS).

Astronaut Mike Massimino talks about Hubble mission, and returns a book to the Libraries

Posted November 19th, 2009 by Heather Denny

“Riding the space shuttle is like strapping yourself to a gigantic beast….you go from 0 to 17,500 miles per hour in eight and a half minutes,” MIT alumnus, Astronaut Mike Massimino said in a talk at MIT last month.

After nearly 3 years of training, in May 2009 Massimino rocketed 5.3 million miles into space on a mission to repair NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.  The veteran astronaut spoke about the extensive preparation for the journey, as well as the risks and thrills that were a part of the historic final trip to Hubble.

He also returned an item to MIT that he took into space with him—a book loaned from the MIT Libraries’ collections.  The book, a limited edition facsimile of Galileo’s landmark publication Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger), was chosen to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s astronomical research, the first recorded planetary observations using a telescope.  It is on display through December 2009 in the Science Library (14S-134).

Astronaut Massimino’s talk was sponsored by the MIT Libraries, the Technology and Policy Program (TPP)/ Engineering Systems Division (ESD), and Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

“Power Supply” Exhibition–Opening Reception Oct.23

Posted October 19th, 2009 by Heather Denny

Power Supply: Energy Resources in the MIT Libraries is a new exhibit in the Maihaugen Gallery that showcases “energy resources” in the Libraries that have supported and resulted from research and education throughout the Institute’s history. Included are books and articles from historical collections, examples of rich working collections, theses by MIT students, and video (below) highlighting MIT’s current efforts in energy research.

The MIT Community is invited to an opening reception on Friday, October 23, 1-3pm in the Maihaugen Gallery (14N-130). Check out the exhibit and enjoy refreshments with friends!

Twitter feed for MIT TechTV

Posted July 28th, 2009 by Kris Brewer

is live in the Twitter stream ( Follow for quick updates, links to good videos and anything else that may be going on with MIT TechTV.

MIT TechTV is now officially part of the Libraries

Posted July 7th, 2009 by mit-admin

If you haven’t heard yet, MIT TechTV officially became part of the MIT Libraries on July 1st, 2009. With over 6.5 million videos viewed on the site since it’s inception in April of 2007, MIT TechTV allows you to reach out to the world with it’s Content Delivery Network serving your videos globally and efficiently.

With this transition, MIT TechTV continues to be a free resource for the Institute and the MIT community for video publishing, hosting and sharing. Keep those great videos coming! For more information on the site, see the About MIT TechTV page.

MIT Libraries Video Tutorials Now on TechTV!

Posted June 29th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

Want to learn how to find an article database for your research? Or use bioinformatics databases? Or use the library catalog? Then try the Libraries video tutorials, now hosted on TechTV!

MIT TechTV is MIT’s free video posting and hosting service, specializing in science, engineering, and MIT-related videos. Feel free to comment on our videos or suggest other videos that the Libraries can produce.

Sample Video: Finding Articles, Part 2: Finding Journal Articles on a Specific Topic

“Media in Transition” video on MIT World

Posted June 17th, 2009 by Heather Denny

A panel of archivists, librarians, and historians reflected on the anxiety and exhilaration of a digital age that is constantly transforming their disciplines at a recent MIT Communications Forum event focused on Media in Transition.

MIT’s Director of Libraries, Ann Wolpert spoke about digital archives. “Persistence in the digital world does not happen by luck but through intentional action and explicit investment. The odds that bits will survive in a shoe box in the attic are pretty small,” she said.

View the entire video, or go to Wolpert’s comments which begin at approximately 52 minutes with an introduction by moderator, Peter Walsh.

Clean Energy Forum

Posted June 16th, 2009 by Kris Brewer

MIT Clean Energy Forum“Clean Power: Building a New Clean Energy Economy”

Did you miss it when it was here on April 13th, 2009?  Well, not too worry, AMPS captured it and you can watch the video at your leisure.  Of course, you’ll probably want to read all about it as well, so check out the great article by the  MIT News Office on the forum.

“Giant Leaps” – a video made by AMPS

Posted June 15th, 2009 by Kris Brewer

What is the legacy of the Apollo program, and what can we learn from it to help us confront the scientific and engineering challenges of our own time?  This short film kicked off the “Giant Leaps” Symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. The symposium was organized by the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, and held at MIT on June 11, 2009.  Find out more about Giant Leaps.

Check out this great video and more on MIT TechTV.

Biotechnology patent workshop now available on video

Posted April 22nd, 2009 by Darcy Duke


Did you miss our April session on “Biotechnology Patent Fundamentals and Searching” with attorney Sonia Guterman of Lawson & Wetzen and Drew Lowery, Ph.D. in Biochemistry from MIT (currently at Global Prior Art’s Life Science Team)?

Feel free to watch the video on your own time! Biotechnology Patent Fundamentals and Searching

See also our other video tutorials and recorded workshops.

Contact: Darcy Duke

AMPS Launches New Website

Posted April 17th, 2009 by Heather Denny

Academic Media Production Services (AMPS), a group within the MIT Libraries, has launched a new website to showcase its work and the wide range of services it offers to the MIT community. The site provides information about:

Video Production
Video Post-Production
Web Video
Distance Education
Video Conferencing and Consulting

It features a portfolio of videos produced by AMPS in support of MIT departments and initiatives. The website also provides rates and information about MIT’s video-enabled facilities and high-tech classrooms. To find out more visit the new AMPS site, email, or call 617.253.7603.

“enChanting Musical Artifacts” lecture on MIT World

Posted March 23rd, 2009 by Heather Denny

In the lecture enChanting Musical Artifacts in Unlikely Places: Rare Resources in MIT’s Lewis Music Library, Michael Scott Cuthbert, Assistant Professor of Music at MIT, MIT World logoand Nancy Schrock, Thomas F. Peterson, Jr. Conservator for Special Collections at the MIT Libraries, reveal some treasures from MIT’s early music collection which, while often incomplete or damaged, sing volumes about their origins and use.

Cuthbert demonstrates that when it comes to medieval and renaissance music manuscripts, there’s really no substitute for the real thing. His discussion covers several recent additions to MIT’s Lewis Music Library.

View a video of the lecture online at MIT World, a free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT.

New Installment of the BioInformatics Tutorials Series (BITS)

Posted February 23rd, 2009 by Ryan Gray

New installment of the BioInformatics Tutorials Series (BITS) brought to you by MIT Engineering and Science Libraries and Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine!

BIT 3.1: Entrez Gene (5:35)
BIT 3.2: OMIM and OMIA (6:34)
BIT 3.3: HomoloGene (6:28)

Be sure to check out our complete listing of MIT Libraries video tutorials.

IAP 2009: TechTV & U

Posted January 5th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

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1001 uses of MIT TechTV in support of education, research, activities, and outreach!

MIT TechTV is MIT’s free video posting and hosting service, specializing in science, engineering, and MIT-related videos. Any member of the MIT Community can use MIT TechTV to post video content for the world to see. In this seminar, you’ll learn how you can use MIT TechTV to accomplish your goals and support your group whether it’s a class, lab, student organization, sport team, or department.

Wednesday, January 14, 11am – 12pm
Thursday, January 22, 11am – 12pm
Monday, January 26, 2 – 3pm

9-151, Kaufman Room (first two sessions)
9-152, Ford Room (third session)

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a repeating event with participants welcome at any session.

Contact Kris Brewer with any questions.

Cosponsored by Academic Media Production Services.

IAP 2009: Attention Faculty! Learn How to EASILY Post and Share Video with Your Students

Posted January 5th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

Are you interested in using on-line video to support your teaching but only want to share it with your class?

Come learn how you can use MIT TechTV to deliver video content. Fully functional with other sites, like Stellar, you can quickly and easily post videos and then share them with your classes or anyone else you desire (within copyright and Fair Use guidelines).

MIT TechTV also provides for easy segmentation and in-line commenting. Learn more about these features and explore how you can use MIT TechTV!

Monday, January 12, 11am – 12pm
Tuesday, January 20, 11am – 12pm
Wednesday, January 28, 2 – 3pm
Friday, January 30, 11am – 12pm
Friday, January 30, 3 – 4pm

WHERE: 9-151, Kaufman Room

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 28 participants. This is a repeating event with participants welcome at any session.

Contact Kris Brewer with any questions.

Cosponsored by Academic Media Production Services.