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From the Director

From the Director

I am excited to share with you the critical steps we have taken toward realizing the vision of the Future of Libraries report. It’s...

All news October 1, 2017
Archiving in Real Time

Archiving in Real Time

Capturing historical moments in context

  Last November, the morning after the presidential election, MIT students wrapped blank posters around the pillars in Lobby 7 to give their classmates...

Archives & MIT history October 1, 2017
News from the MIT Press

News from the MIT Press

Digitization project provides access to hundreds of backlist titles

  The MIT Press and the Internet Archive are partnering, with support from Arcadia, to scan, preserve, and enable libraries to lend hundreds of...

All news October 1, 2017
Q&A with Amy Nurnberger

Q&A with Amy Nurnberger

Meet the Program Head for Data Management Services

Q: How would you describe your role? A: In data management we partner with researchers across the research life cycle to increase the impact...

All news October 1, 2017
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Libraries’ evolving role as places for learning, making, holdings, and community

  It’s something the Future of Libraries Task Force heard time and again, from faculty and staff, students and alumni: the critical importance of...

All news October 1, 2017
What’s New?

What’s New?

Updates from MIT Libraries

  MIT Libraries Partner with History Faculty on Slavery Project and Class The Institute Archives and Special Collections is partnering with Craig Wilder, Barton...

Archives & MIT history October 1, 2017
Libraries receive fine press editions of Moby Dick

Libraries receive fine press editions of Moby Dick

Gift from alumnus affirms enduring value of print

  “If you hack the library without including print, you’re doing it wrong,” says Greg Eow, associate director for collections at the Libraries. Late...

All news April 24, 2017
Hack the Libraries

Hack the Libraries

Bringing ingenuity, teamwork, and MIT’s culture of making to our essential work

In its preliminary report, the Future of Libraries Task Force envisioned an open library platform, one that it hopes will inspire “clever, creative, and...

All news April 24, 2017
Building toward the future of libraries

Building toward the future of libraries

MIT community and libraries globally weigh in on task force vision

Last fall, the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of Libraries released its preliminary report, with 10 recommendations to reenvision the academic library as...

All news April 24, 2017