Archive for November, 2007

MIT Libraries Puzzle Challenge–Second Puzzle Launched

Posted November 5th, 2007 by Heather Denny

puzzle-piece-and-amounts-uid.jpgThe MIT Libraries have launched the second puzzle in a series of puzzles that can be solved using Libraries’ resources.  The puzzles will be released over the course of the Fall 2007 semester, appearing in the Tech, on kiosks in Lobby 7, and elsewhere around campus. MIT students can view the puzzle and submit their answers online at answers submitted by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPod Nano. The deadline for entries for the second puzzle is Tuesday, November 20, 2007. Congratulations to Mergen Nachin, winner of the first puzzle!

Dewey Library Closed Nov. 21-24 Due to Construction

Posted November 2nd, 2007 by Katherine McNeill

Due to scheduled drilling activity in the Hermann building related to the Building E62 construction project, Dewey Library will be closed Wednesday, November 21st through Saturday, November 24th. Dewey will resume normal operating hours on Sunday, November 25th at 1pm.

Other MIT Libraries will be open reduced hours on November 21st and are scheduled to close on Nov. 22nd and 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. See the Complete MIT Libraries’ fall holiday hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns about access to Dewey’s resources or staff during this period, please contact Millicent Gaskell, Head Librarian, Dewey Library, at or 3-5619.

New CDs in the Lewis Music Library

Posted November 2nd, 2007 by Christie Moore

Here are some of the compact discs that have recently arrived in the Lewis Music Library; they will appear soon in Recent Additions to the Collection (also available as RSS). Naxos discs are also available online.

Click on an image to see its Barton catalog record:

Bach, Johann Sebastian.
The Goldberg variations.
[Gould, 1955]
PhonCD B122 gold i
Brass Partout
Brass Partout. Black castles:
British music for brass.
PhonCD B736 black
Golijov, Osvaldo. Oceana;
Tenebrae; Lúa descolorida; etc.
PhonCD G581 sel a
Legally blonde
O’Keefe, Laurence. Legally
blonde: the musical: original
Broadway cast recording.
PhonCD Ok158 leg
Previn, André. Alone:
ballads for solo piano.
PhonCD J P929 alone
Singapore Symphony
Orchestra. Seascapes:
Debussy, Zhou, Bridge,
PhonCD Sin639 sea
Turtle Island Quartet. A love
supreme: the legacy of John
PhonCD J T869 love
Vanhal, Johann Baptist.
Flute quartets.
PhonCD V311 quafls8 x
Zorn, John. From silence
to sorcery.
PhonCD Z77 insmu

Music CDs and DVDs circulate for 3 days (limit of 5, no renewals). The Lewis Music Library is located in Bldg. 14E-109 and library hours are posted on the web.

Archives exhibits documents from the Harold Edgerton manuscript collection

Posted November 1st, 2007 by Lois Beattie

Sonar chartFor its November Object of the Month the Institute Archives and Special Collections displays a sonar chart and other records of Harold “Doc” Edgerton’s search for a Spanish Armada wreck of 1588 in Tobermory Bay, Scotland. Earning an Sc.D. in electrical engineering at MIT in 1931, Edgerton spent the rest of his life at the Institute as teacher, researcher, and head of the Stroboscopic Light Lab. His papers, which include documentation of his development of high-speed photography techniques and equipment for underwater exploration, are available for research in the Institute Archives, Building 14N-118.