Category: Preservation & conservation

Letterlocking Workshop: Signed, Sealed & Undelivered

Letterlocking Workshop: Signed, Sealed & Undelivered

April 14, 2016 10am - 12pm

Unlocking the secrets of the De Brienne Postal Archive

Come spend a couple hours with the Signed, Sealed & Undelivered Project team learning how to fold and secure correspondence using the same...

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“Spine surgery” for damaged books

See the treatment process step by step

Have you wondered what happens to the books that show up damaged at the circulation desks? Specially trained staff in Curation...

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Libraries host Digital Preservation Management workshop

Managers of digital content gathered to learn about digital forensics tools and techniques

Digital Preservation Management (DPM) Workshops, a well-known continuing education series hosted by the MIT Libraries, helps managers of digital content at any...

Preservation & conservation
Spy-proof Letters

Spy-proof Letters

Researcher details historic techniques for securing correspondence

Long before the digital age, safeguarding correspondence and important documents from prying eyes was a concern. Research by Jana Dambrogio, MIT...

 Bibliotech
Letterlocking in Lobby 10

Letterlocking in Lobby 10

October 27, 2015 10am - 12pm

Write a letter to a friend and learn how to letterlock it shut

When’s the last time you hand wrote a letter and sent it in the mail? Join us in Lobby 10 if...

Archives & MIT history
Aga Khan Documentation Center receives noted scholar’s archive

Aga Khan Documentation Center receives noted scholar’s archive

Yasser Tabbaa, a prominent scholar in Islamic art and architecture, has donated his archive to AKDC@MIT. Dr. Tabbaa has taught at...

Art & architecture & planning
AKDC collaboration brings 1959 recordings of Moroccan music to Archnet

AKDC collaboration brings 1959 recordings of Moroccan music to Archnet

Between 1959 and 1962 the American author and composer, Paul Bowles, traveled Morocco to collect samples of the Moroccan soundscape. Half...

Music
Preserving Tangier’s International Zone

Preserving Tangier’s International Zone

Aga Khan Documentation Center collaborates with Tangier American Institute for Moroccan Studies

The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT is collaborating with the Tangier American Institute for Moroccan Studies, in conjunction with Wellesley College’s...

Preservation & conservation

Staff Profile: Jessica Venlet

Digital Archives Fellow

Jessica Venlet arrived at MIT in October 2014 to begin a two-year fellowship with the Libraries in the area of digital...

 Bibliotech