Archive for October, 2010

OpenStreetMap Event Nov. 7

Posted October 28th, 2010 by Lisa Sweeney

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the world. It is open data, made by people like you. It includes things like streets, buildings, sidewalks, bike paths, and anything else that people have contributed for locations all around the world.

Come join us for a mapping party to learn about OpenStreetMap and update some local map data to reflect the new developments in Cambridge.

When: Nov. 7, 2010, starting at noon
Where: MIT, room 14N-132
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Peter Diamond's Books on Display in Dewey Library

Posted October 27th, 2010 by Katherine McNeill

Diamond photo

In honor of Peter Diamond’s receipt of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Libraries have put its collection of his books on display in the Dewey Library Impulse Borrowing Section.  Come see his work on pensions, social security, taxes, government expenditure, and more.

Interested in examining Diamond’s thesis?  Access it online via DSpace@MIT, along with the theses many of the students he has advised available in the MIT Theses Collection.