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Black History Month bookmobile

February 19, 2016 12 - 4pm

Celebrate with books, CDs, and DVDs

February is Black History Month, and the Libraries are celebrating by launching a bookmobile of all our favorite works by, for, and about African Americans...

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Towards an Open Science Publishing Platform

February 23, 2016 12 - 1pm

A brown bag with Vitek Tracz

Bring your lunch and join Vitek Tracz and Micah Altman from the Libraries’ Information Science program for this February Brown Bag. This program is suitable...

Science

MIT Libraries supporting Open Library of Humanities

Platform supports new journal Glossa, open access successor to Elsevier’s Lingua

The MIT Libraries have joined the Open Library of Humanities’ (OLH), an academic-led, all open access publisher of humanities journals. The platform, which has funding...

Scholarly communication
OA research in the news: Dean Ortiz to leave MIT, start new university

OA research in the news: Dean Ortiz to leave MIT, start new university

MIT’s dean for graduate education is leaving the Institute to start a new nonprofit university focused on projects over lectures and large, open labs over classrooms. Christine...

Scholarly communication
Panel discussion: Fair use in scholarly journal and book publishing

Panel discussion: Fair use in scholarly journal and book publishing

February 23, 2016 12 - 1pm

Hear publisher, author, and library perspectives on reusing images, figures, or text

In celebration of Fair Use Week, this panel discussion will explore the barriers and issues that arise when scholarly publishers consider whether to allow...

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Open-score introduction to Beethoven’s Violin Sonata no. 6

Open-score introduction to Beethoven’s Violin Sonata no. 6

February 16, 2016 11am - 12:30pm

A performance on period instruments

Hear Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, op. 30, no. 1, performed by Handel and Haydn Society Assistant Concertmaster Susanna Ogata and...

Humanities
Rock logic

Rock logic

February 5, 2016 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Featuring visiting scholar/musician Dmitri Tymoczko

Visiting scholar/musician Dmitri Tymoczko uses higher-dimensional non-Euclidean geometry to model the intuitive syntax of contemporary rock harmony, showing how popular musicians have uncovered a natural...

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Therapy dogs return to Hayden for spring term

Therapy dogs return to Hayden for spring term

March 4, 2016 2 pm - 4 pm

Furry First Fridays are back

We are continuing Furry First Fridays, the popular therapy dogs program, for the spring term. On the first Friday of February, March, and April,...

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Survey snapshot: Loudness in the Libraries

Survey snapshot: Loudness in the Libraries

Understanding our campus’s space needs

In our 2015 survey we sought to understand which spaces offered by the Libraries were best serving the MIT community as well as to...

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