Category: Preservation & conservation

Emilie Songolo Leads Distinctive Collections

Emilie Songolo Leads Distinctive Collections

Emilie Songolo joined the MIT Libraries in July as head of the Department of Distinctive Collections (DDC). In this role, Songolo...

 Bibliotech
What’s New

What’s New

Spring 2022

  Oral history project and exhibit trace the history of South Asian students at MIT Distinctive Collections will partner with Sana...

 Bibliotech
Spy mistress and scientist

Spy mistress and scientist

Laura Bergemann '19 hones conservation skills in the Wunsch Lab

Ever since she heard about the painstaking, 21-year effort to conserve Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper when she was in...

Preservation & conservation
Introducing “Distinctive Collections”

Introducing “Distinctive Collections”

New name for Institute Archives and Special Collections reflects the breadth and ambitions of the department

The Institute Archives and Special Collections has been renamed Distinctive Collections, the MIT Libraries announced today. This new name better captures...

Art & architecture & planning
Libraries Host Grand Challenges Summit

Libraries Host Grand Challenges Summit

Experts convene at MIT to set research agenda

Forty-five experts from across disciplines gathered at MIT March 19–23 for a week of workshops focused on the most vital issues...

 Bibliotech
MIT Libraries host Grand Challenges Summit

MIT Libraries host Grand Challenges Summit

Experts in information science and scholarly communication convene at MIT to set research agenda.

This story was posted on MIT News on March 30, 2018. Forty-five experts from across disciplines gathered at MIT March 19-23...

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Safety Nets: Rescue and Revival for Endangered Born-Digital Records

October 23, 2017 1 - 2pm

A brown bag with Jefferson Bailey

The web is now firmly established as the primary communication and publication platform for sharing and accessing social and cultural materials....

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Book cradles that don’t go to the grave

Book cradles that don’t go to the grave

Wunsch Conversation Lab invents reusable mounts for library exhibits

  Staff in the MIT Libraries’ Wunsch Conservation Laboratory have been working to design a new kind of structure to display books and...

Preservation & conservation