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Strategic initiatives & research

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.

Grand Challenges SummitGet to know CREOS

The Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS) investigates how disparate communities can participate in scholarship with minimal bias or barriers.

As part of the MIT Libraries, CREOS leverages MIT’s longstanding emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and open sharing of educational and research materials.

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Other initiatives and research

To further MIT’s mission to build a better world, we are working to make the Institute’s distinct body of knowledge more open, equitable, accessible, and durable.

Hayden Library renovation

A recent redesign of Hayden Library reflects our vision for the future of library spaces, with an emphasis on accessibility, inclusivity, collaboration, and community.

Sharing MIT research and scholarship with the world

Recommendations from the Open Access Task Force propose ways to support and increase the open sharing of MIT publications, data, software, and more.

Digital Preservation at MIT

Discover strategies for ensuring long-term preservation of MIT Libraries digital collections and collaborations with content curators and others across the Libraries and beyond.