2018: In the media
Inside “The Laughing Room”
An artificial intelligence-powered laugh track amuses and unsettles in interactive installations by Jonny Sun.
GIS and Data Lab now open in Rotch Library
The new space offers expanded resources in geographic information systems, data visualization, data management, and more for the Institute community.
Jonny Sun’s New Art Project Is a Sitcom, Starring You
Jonny Sun is debuting a playful and unsettling art project in Cambridge this month.
Want to be on a sitcom? Illustrator Jonny Sun is opening an interactive art exhibit in Cambridge
Jonny Sun’s interactive art installations open at Cambridge Public Library and Hayden Library Nov. 16.
Before Envelopes, People Protected Messages With Letterlocking
For more than a decade, Jana Dambrogio, the Thomas F. Peterson conservator at MIT Libraries, has been studying “letterlocking.”
MIT Open Access Task Force releases white paper
Paper provides an overview of efforts to make research and scholarship more freely and openly available.
Institute Archives spotlights pioneering women at MIT
MIT News features the Institute Archives initiative to build collections highlighting the contributions of female faculty.
MIT looked for slavery in its past… and undergrads found it in the present
Otherhood podcast, PRI
Rupee Shenoy interviews students in the MIT and Slavery course, Archivist Nora Murphy, and TA Clare Kim about confronting MIT’s history and redefining what is meant by “slavery.”
MIT Libraries staff honored with 2018 Infinite Mile Awards
Celebration recognizes exceptional achievements and contributions over the past year.
What Facebook can learn from academia about protecting privacy
The Boston Globe
MIT Libraries’ Micah Altman and Alexandra Wood from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University suggest the tech industry could follow the scientific community’s lead if it wants to make safeguarding privacy a real priority.
Time and Tides in Boston Harbor
The papers of John Ripley Freeman (BS 1876) in the Institute Archives helped Tufts’ Andrew Kemp create a 200-year history of relative sea-level changes.
We Build on History
A look at the Beaver Press, the student-built letterpress in Barker Library
Are Libraries Neutral? Highlights from the Midwinter President’s Program
American Libraries Magazine
Chris Bourg was part of a conversation on the question of libraries as neutral organizations at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Denver.
Still looking for Levi
As students dove into research on MIT and Slavery, archivist Nora Murphy did some digging of her own to discover whether William Barton Rogers owned slaves.
Peer to Peer Review: MIT Libraries Tackles Grand Challenges
Alexandra Chassanoff, DLF/CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT Libraries, recaps the Grand Challenges Summit.
MIT Libraries host Grand Challenges Summit
Experts in information science and scholarly communication convene at MIT to set research agenda.
Sarah Hulsey, Picturing Language
Arts at MIT
A Q&A with Sarah Hulsey, PhD’08, whose artist’s books are in the collection of Rotch Library.
MIT Exploring Link Between Slavery and Science, Discovers Founder Was a Slave Owner
In a class that started this past fall, students and researchers uncovered how MIT has its roots in the slave economy.
‘It was not expected’ that MIT Founder Owned Slaves in 1860
Archivist Nora Murphy and history professor Craig Steven Wilder join Living Lab Radio to discuss the MIT and Slavery course and project.
Looking into its past, MIT finds its first president once owned slaves
The Boston Globe
“Over the course of the fall semester, the MIT students and their mentors uncovered myriad connections between MIT and slavery, some blatant and others nuanced…The students learned how to do the research thanks to MIT archivist Nora Murphy and history professor Craig Wilder.”
MIT class reveals, explores Institute’s connections to slavery
An MIT history class co-taught by Craig Wilder and archivist Nora Murphy had students working closely with the Institute Archives to examine the legacy of slavery in relationship to the university.
Discovering Book Arts at MIT
Slice of MIT
The MIT Alumni Association blog looks at artist books by Sarah Hulsey PhD ’08, whose work is featured in the MIT Libraries collections.
A New Home for AI: The Library
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed article features MIT Libraries’ Chris Bourg and Andromeda Yelton in a look at the ways libraries can support exploration of artificial intelligence.