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APRIL 2017

Colleges, Libraries and Presses Team Up to Publish Open Scholarship (And Rethink Model)
An experiment by the MIT Press and MIT Libraries in publishing open access monographs “represents a significant shift in how libraries see their role in the scholarly publishing workflow.”


Institute announces new open access policy for all MIT authors
MIT News
Optional license allows students, researchers, and staff to make scholarly articles freely available.



Chinese students have attended MIT since the 1800s
China Daily
“China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931” commemorates the 140th anniversary of Chinese students at MIT



MARCH 2017

Michelle BaildonEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Dispatches from ACRL
American Libraries
A look at how the conversation about EDI is influencing developments in academic libraries, featuring the Libraries’ Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice task force.


h+d Portraits: An interview with Ece Turnator
A new series of interviews with scholars and practitioners of the Digital Humanities kicks off with a conversation with the Libraries’ Ece Turnator.



MIT Libraries and MIT MakerWorkshop launch Equipment to Go
MIT News
Pilot program lends tools to makers across the MIT community.





Hundreds turn out for first “Building 7 Block Party”
MIT News
Hundreds of people from the MIT community and public filled the hallways and galleries throughout the building to celebrate the start of the spring semester and view new exhibitions of photography, drawing, and architecture.


At DataRescue, students collaborate to protect vital government data
The Tech
Day-long hackathon focused on preserving federal data at risk of manipulation or removal by the Trump administration.



MIT remembers first Chinese scholars in exhibit
Greater Boston’s bilingual Chinese-English newspaper covers the opening of “China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931.”



3 Questions: Emma Teng on “China Comes to Tech”
MIT News
Peter Dizikes talks with Emma Teng, a professor of history and global studies, who helped develop and curate the Maihaugen Gallery exhibit.



Med sikte på världsproblemen (Taking Aim at the World’s Problems)
“‘To roll up your sleeves and work to solve the problems of the world is a part of the school’s ethos,’ says MIT’s Chris Bourg.”



Is the Library the New Public Square?
Slice of MIT
The Alumni Association blog looks at MIT’s plans for more global library services that preserve Institute intellectual content.



Academic Libraries Respond to Immigration Ban
Library Journal
“‘As social institutions, libraries have always stood for freedom of expression, diversity, inclusion, openness, generosity, and social justice,’ Chris Bourg, director of MIT Libraries, told LJ.”




WGBH On Campus story photoWhat’s in store for libraries on college campuses?
Director Chris Bourg joins On Campus to discuss how libraries are reimagining physical collections and thinking about how to make digital collections richer and more accessible.


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