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2016: In the Media

NOVEMBER 2016

Janet MockMIT Reads hosts author Janet Mock
MIT News
Shared reading sparks timely conversation about gender, race, and community.

 

 

iheA ‘Moon Shot’ for Libraries
Inside Higher Ed
Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries.

 

 

tech-copyMIT encourages students to “hack” the library
The Tech
Preliminary report recommends reinventing the library to better serve the Institute

 

 

OCTOBER 2016

iheWhen is the Library Open? How About Now?
Inside Higher Ed
An Open Access Week thought: Take that energy expended in fighting journal cancelations and put it somewhere useful — into open access to research.

 

 

Hayden Library reading roomMIT task force releases preliminary “Future of Libraries” report
MIT News
New library proposals meant to enhance “meaningful access to knowledge.”

 

 

 

Alfred Edward Chalon [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Celebrating pioneering women in STEM at the MIT Libraries
MIT News
For Ada Lovelace Day, a look at 10 women in STEM history from MIT’s rare books collection.

 

 


AUGUST 2016

Libraries launch Institute-wide reading program
MIT News
MIT Reads invites the entire community for common reading and discussion.

 

 

JULY 2016

Apocalypto test scan_cropUnlocking the past with the future of imaging
MIT News
New grants help MIT Libraries, DMSE, and CSAIL push the boundaries of examining artifacts.

 

 

JUNE 2016

students with rare books(VIDEO) Mens et manus in the MIT History workshop
MIT News
Students gain insights into early book-making technology and cultural systems by creating paper and a handset printing press from scratch and by examining works in the MIT Rare Books Collection.

 

 

MAY 2016

Ethan ZuckermanLessons from Letterlocking: a serendipitous academic encounter
FOLD
MIT Media Lab’s Ethan Zuckerman, a member of the ad hoc task force on the Future of Libraries, on what historic letters can tell us about the power of tangible demonstrations and analog text.

 


APRIL 2016

SpringerInnovative agreement with publisher Springer affirms MIT’s commitment to openly accessible scholarship
MIT News
Manuscripts of MIT-authored scholarly papers will be deposited directly into the Open Access Articles Collection of DSpace@MIT, the Institute’s open access repository.

 

 

Adjaye_FrancisGregoryLibrary_CreditJeffSauersThe once and future library
MIT News
Librarians, architects, and other scholars gather at MIT to reflect on the future of libraries for the residency of McDermott Award-winner David Adjaye.

 

 

MARCH 2016

MIT_FutureLibsPanelMIT’s Future of the Library: Encouraging Social Knowledge-Building
Library Journal
A recap of the panel discussion on “The Future of the Library” presented as part of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016

Higher Ed BetaHacking the Library-Publisher Partnership at MIT
Inside Higher Ed
Libraries Director Chris Bourg and MIT Press Director Amy Brand on forging a deeply collaborative relationship to propel innovation in scholarly communication.

 

 

JANUARY 2016

white-house-graphicThe tech revolution that could fix America’s broken voting districts
The Daily Dot
Micah Altman, director of research for the MIT Libraries’ Program on Information Science, weighs in on redistricting technology.

 

 

AtlasObscuraFighting Whitewashed History With MIT’s Diversity Hackers
Atlas Obscura
Cara Giaimo attends a Libraries Wikipedia edit-a-thon to add and improve articles on African Americans in STEM fields.

 

 

2015-Erasmus-Prize-Ayers_1MIT Libraries’ Phoebe Ayers accepts Erasmus Prize on behalf of Wikipedia
MIT News
EECS librarian and longtime Wikipedia contributor Phoebe Ayers accepts Dutch prize honoring exceptional contributions to culture and society.