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Opt-out of the MIT open access policy

This form can be used to request to opt-out of the MIT faculty open access policy or the authors’ opt-in open access license for a particular article. To learn more about these policies, please read the MIT faculty open access policy and the MIT authors’ opt-in open access license.

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Fill out the form below if you believe you were charged a fine in error or there was a special circumstance that prevented you from returning the material on time. Please review the Libraries circulation policies and fine information before submitting an appeal. Being unfamiliar with the Libraries’ policies is not considered basis for an appeal.

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Forms demonstration

This is a paragraph that exists above a form. You can use this to put easily-editable text around a form that is separate from the form itself, to prevent a form from being changed inadvertently.

example: Johan Bach

How many hammocks do we need?

Who should receive this?

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Yep, you can put text below a form as well – although this probably not a best practice.

About oaDOI

This link to an open access version of an article comes through, which indexes millions of articles and delivers open-access full-text versions over an open API. The MIT Libraries are excited to offer this new path to access scholarly content. oaDOI is a contribution to an open access infrastructure that, by taking readers to versions of articles that are not behind paywalls, supports MIT’s aim of democratizing access to information. 

If you have any questions or comments on this service, please send them to

Women in Science and Engineering@MIT Archival Initiative

Women in Science and Engineering@MIT Archival Initiative

Sheila Widnall teaching

Sheila Widnall, Institute Professor and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, courtesy of MIT Museum.

Thanks to the generous support of Barbara Ostrom, class of 1978, the MIT Libraries have launched a Women in Science and Engineering@MIT archival initiative.

Building upon the existing collections in the Institute Archives, the Libraries will acquire, preserve, and make accessible the unique personal archives documenting the careers of MIT’s female faculty in science and engineering.

We are excited to provide more resources and help to researchers of all disciplines who are seeking information about women in science and engineering at MIT. Stay tuned for more!

Lab notebook

Lab notebook from a professor’s personal archives. Institute Archives & Special Collections.

Experiments graduates

Wondering what happened with an experiment? This page lists previous experiments that successfully moved from beta to implementation.

Beta search

screenshot of a quick search

This quick search tool was developed in the MIT Libraries to make it easier to find books, movies, music, articles, journals, and the other valuable resources that the Libraries offer. Results are sorted into categories – books and media, articles and journals, and library website – to make it easier to scan and find a specific items.

Why this experiment?

The goals of this experiment were to:

  • make it easier to find known items,
  • provide a straightforward entry point for new library users,
  • and begin to own and improve on the discovery experience for the Libraries community.

Where can I find this tool now?

Use the “All” tab in the blue search area of the MIT Libraries homepage.

Experiment graduation: June 13, 2017

SNL Energy: Use restrictions

Please note:

Members of the MIT community may use SNL Energy data for scholarly, research, and educational purposes. For these purposes, limited, insubstantial portions of data may be excerpted and distributed to third parties, but in no event may you distribute data from this source in a quantity or in a manner that would serve as a substitute for purchase of this content. Any electronic distribution shall include a reasonably conspicuous notice as follows: “SOURCE: SNL FINANCIAL LC. CONTAINS COPYRIGHTED AND TRADE SECRET MATERIAL DISTRIBUTED UNDER LICENSE FROM SNL. FOR RECIPIENT’S INTERNAL USE ONLY,” or similar language.

MIT’s contract for this content specifies the following restrictions:

“Authorized users may not:

  1. Copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, publicly display, use or disclose the Licensed Materials in any manner not expressly authorized herein.
  2. Load the Licensed Materials as any networked configuration that permits or enables access to the Licensed Materials by third parties, whether via the Internet, a network or otherwise.
  3. Allow any third parties to access or view the Licensed Materials, except for authorized excerpting and distribution of limited portions as set forth above.
  4. Distribute any interfaces or software programs comprising the Licensed Materials.
  5. Download data from the Licensed Materials with the intent of using such data as a substitute for purchasing a subscription.
  6. Use the Licensed Materials, directly or indirectly, in competition with SNL.
  7. Use the Licensed Materials as a primary source to create and/or maintain any market indexes that it publishes or distributes to third parties.
  8. Create or maintain a database from or using the information or data from the Licensed Materials.
  9. Infringe or misappropriate the Licensed Materials, or take any action inconsistent with SNL’s ownership of and rights in the Licensed Materials.”

Additional restrictions also apply for certain included content:

  • For information from the CUSIP database: you may not “publish or distribute in any medium the CUSIP Database or any information contained therein or summaries or subsets thereof to any person or entity except in connection with the normal clearing and settlement of security transactions.”
  • For Fitch credit ratings: “Reproduction of the Fitch credit ratings in any form is prohibited except with the prior written permission of Fitch.”

Also note: SNL Energy is not intended for use by walk-in visitors of the library who are not affiliated with MIT.

Using the IIIF Mirador viewer

The Mirador viewer lets you view, zoom, and compare digital images – it is especially useful for examining archival materials like books and manuscripts that cannot be handled heavily, like the Class of 1982 Sequentiary.

By default, the viewer shows you one page at a time with a scrollable list of all the pages in the book below the current image, like this:

Mirador features

On the left and right are arrow buttons to page backward and forward through a multi-image object.

In the bottom right corner are options zooming in and out; panning up, down, right, left or returning the image to the initial view.

In the center above the scrollable list of pages is a toggle to hide and show it.

In the upper left is a menu for temporarily manipulating the current image (rotate, brightness, contrast, grayscale, invert). Also in the upper left is a menu for annotations – annotations are not currently enabled by default.

In upper left of the white toolbar across the top of the viewer, there is a menu for adding additional viewer slots to compare two (or more) images side-by-side. If there is more than one slot shown, there is a close button in the upper left for each slot. Also in the upper left toolbar is a button to show or hide the index panel.

In the upper right of the white toolbar across the top of the viewer, there are 3 options: a menu for changing displayed view, a button for viewing the object metadata, and a button for toggling full-screen. The view menu lets you change between a view of a single page, a book view which shows a two-image spread, a large scrollable list of all images, and a grid of thumbnails.

Want more? View the technical documentation for the Mirador viewer.

Class of 1982 Sequentiary (diva.js)

The Class of 1982 Sequentiary is a book from the 15th or early 16th century — donated to the MIT Lewis Music Library by the MIT Class of 1982 — that contains text and music of a genre of chants called “sequences.” The singing of sequences was largely removed from the Catholic Mass during the reforms of the Counter-Reformation, and thus intact sequentiaries are quite rare.

Sequentiary viewer

This project was created to support the Medieval and Renaissance Music class (21M.220) taught by Professor Michael Cuthbert. However, the digitization of the Class of 1982 Sequentiary allows students and researchers both at MIT and throughout the world to access and study the melodies, texts, notation, and presentation of this unique testimony owned by the Lewis Music Library at MIT.

Access to the physical item

The Class of 1982 Sequentiary is available at the Institute Archives and Special Collections (14N-118) at the MIT Libraries.
Learn more and request a visit

Technical details

This project uses the Diva.js viewer and IIIF.
How to use the Diva.js viewer

For technical support, or to report problems, please contact Carl Jones.

Manifest URL: