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From the Director

From the Director

Fall 2018

Our plans for the future are bold, but we know we’re not in this alone. The kind of library we envision — open, participatory,...

All news October 25, 2018
A Year of Library Innovation at the Media Lab

A Year of Library Innovation at the Media Lab

MIT Libraries and MIT Media Lab partner for Public Library Innovation Exchange

What do tiny satellites, computers that grow plants, and an animated orange cat have in common? They are all part of collaborative projects that...

All news October 25, 2018
Immersed in Collaboration

Immersed in Collaboration

New virtual and augmented reality resources come to life with guidance from SA+P doctoral candidates

Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) were once the stuff of science fiction, yet users of the new GIS and Data Lab in Rotch Library...

All news October 25, 2018
Everyday Science, Uncommon Resource

Everyday Science, Uncommon Resource

Victor and Ruth McElheny support the Institute Archives in more ways than one

Around the time Sputnik 1 entered Earth’s orbit, a distinguished career in science journalism was also launched. As a young reporter for the Charlotte...

Archives & MIT history October 25, 2018
News from the MIT Press

News from the MIT Press

MIT Press and MIT Media Lab launch Knowledge Futures Group

In June the MIT Press, in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, launched the Knowledge Futures Group, a new initiative for the development and...

Scholarly communication October 25, 2018
What’s New

What’s New

Hayden Library Renovation Enters Pre-Design Phase The Libraries are working with Kennedy Violich Architects (KVA) on the pre-design phase of planning for a proposed...

All news October 25, 2018
Institute Archives Spotlights Pioneering Women at MIT

Institute Archives Spotlights Pioneering Women at MIT

Initiative builds collections of women faculty in science and engineering

A new MIT Libraries initiative aims to highlight MIT’s women faculty by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible their personal archives. The Institute Archives and...

Archives & MIT history June 12, 2018
Scouring Millions of Papers to Create New Materials

Scouring Millions of Papers to Create New Materials

Libraries help make articles accessible for text and data mining

As a scientist interested in developing sustainable methods to create materials, Elsa Olivetti wanted to data mine decades of scholarly articles to provide researchers...

Engineering June 12, 2018
In the Laboratory of History

In the Laboratory of History

Through archival research, students uncover connections between MIT and slavery

In Fall 2017, the Institute launched a new two-semester course on MIT and Slavery. Co-taught by Craig Steven Wilder, the Barton L. Weller Professor...

Archives & MIT history June 12, 2018