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Saving the world, bit by bit.

Our vision? A world where more people have access to knowledge and more voices are heard. Where tools and solutions can be networked, shared, and “hacked.” Where knowledge not only provides answers, but empowers and inspires. We think libraries can help build this world. Let’s get started.

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Capturing Data with Drones

When providing access to data means taking to the skies over the Earth’s most extreme landscapes.

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Grand Challenges Summit

This March, we’re convening an interdisciplinary group of experts to take on the biggest challenges in information science.

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Opt-in Open Access Policy

Our open access policy is one of the most powerful of its kind. So we made it available to all MIT authors.

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Our vision

Here’s how we plan to contribute to a world with enduring, abundant, equitable, and meaningful access to information:

Help you get your hands dirty with information We think a library can be more than a conveyor of information; it’s an all-discipline maker space where you can create new knowledge.

Enable new forms of scholarship, teaching, and learning People want to interact with content in more active, innovative, and connected ways. We’ll build a global platform open to anyone who wants to build tools or use collections in novel ways – whether by humans, algorithms, or machines.

Share the research of MIT To further its mission of building a better world, we will make the Institute’s distinct body of knowledge more open, equitable, accessible, and durable.

Engage in research to tackle the big questions MIT is where research is applied to the toughest problems. The world needs new, better models and systems for information exchange. It’s up to us, and our partners around the world, to invent them.

Want to know more? Read the Future of Libraries Task Force Report

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