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    • Electronic Resource Management Systems From ILS Vendors 

      Duranceau, Ellen (Against the Grain, 2004-09)
      For several years libraries, especially larger libraries and research libraries, have been more and more desperately seeking systems and tools to help them manage electronic resources for several years. To date, most ...
    • Electronic Resource Management Systems, Part II: Offerings from Serial Vendors and Serial Data Vendors 

      Duranceau, Ellen (Against the Grain, 2005-06-19)
      In the September 2004 issue, I reported on the Electronic Resource Management (ERM) offerings of the major ILS vendors, and promised to follow with a second article covering the ERM tools offered by other kinds of companies, ...
    • Envisioning Reference at MIT 

      Gass, Steven; Flanagan, Pat; Horowitz, Lisa (Haworth Press, 2004)
      . In the past few years, the MIT Libraries has been focused on how to turn declining reference statistics, new modes of technology, users’ increasing needs and expectations, and constrained staff resources into a robust ...
    • Eternal Bits 

      Smith, MacKenzie (IEEE, 2005-07)
      The MIT Libraries is addressing the problem of maintaining and sharing digital content over the long haul with a project called DSpace. For this digital repository, a simple, open-source software application was built that ...
    • Exploring Variety in Digital Collections and the Implications for Digital Preservation 

      Smith, MacKenzie (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Publications Office, 2005)
      The amount of digital content produced at academic research institutions is large, and libraries and archives at these institutions have a responsibility to bring this digital material under curatorial control in order to ...
    • Future-Proofing Architectural Computer-Aided Design: MIT's FACADE Project 

      Smith, MacKenzie (Editions InFolio, 2008-09-27)
      The FACADE project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA is exploring the long-term archiving and preservation of digital data from architectural projects in general, and 3D models and related ...
    • Implementing an Institutional Repository: The DSpace Experience at MIT 

      Baudoin, Patsy; Branschofsky, Margret (Haworth Press, 2004-06)
      This paper describes MIT Libraries' experience implementing DSpace, a home-grown open source digital institutional repository, which other institutions may want to introduce as a service to their communities. MIT's ...
    • Implementing Open Access Policies Using Institutional Repositories 

      Duranceau, Ellen Finnie; Kriegsman, Sue (American Library Association. Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, 2013-01-10)
    • Improving Access to E-Journals and Databases at the MIT Libraries: Building a Database-Backed Web Site Called "Vera" 

      Hennig, Nicole (Hayworth Press, 2002)
      The MIT Libraries provide access to databases and electronic journals via the online catalog and the web. The Vera database was created in order to improve public access to a growing number of resources listed on web pages ...
    • Kicked a heading lately? The challenge of establishing headings for buildings and other structures 

      Cuccurullo, Linda (Art Libraries Society of North America, 2006)
      Providing access points for building names is a tremendous challenge for library catalogers. Using Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum as an example of the complexities involved in assigning these types of headings, ...
    • The Materiality of Digital Collections:Theoretical and Historical Perspectives 

      Manoff, Marlene (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006-07)
      Digital and textual objects are coming under a new kind of scrutiny as scholars are becoming more interested in physical artifacts and their relation to their social and cultural environment. This study of material culture ...
    • MIT Libraries Liaison Program: A Paradigm Shift 

      Finnie, Ellen; Peterson, Karrie (Association of Research Libraries, 2018-06)
    • MIT's CWSpace project: packaging metadata for archiving educational content in DSpace 

      Reilly, William; Wolfe, Robert; Smith, MacKenzie (Springer-Verlag, 2006-01-20)
      This paper describes work in progress on the research project CWSpace, sponsored by the MIT and Microsoft Research iCampus program, to investigate the metadata standards and protocols required to archive the course ...
    • Patron for a Day (PFAD): A Space Assessment 

      Hartman, Stephanie; Horowitz, Lisa R. (ACRL, 2017)
      A basic premise of User Experience (UX) is to empathize with your users. This assessment exercise encourages your staff to understand what users experience in your spaces and, as a bonus, identifes some immediate space ...
    • Piggy Bank: Experience the Semantic Web Inside Your Web Browser 

      Huynh, David; Mazzocchi, Stefano; Karger, David (Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2005-10)
      The Semantic Web Initiative envisions a Web wherein information is offered free of presentation, allowing more effective exchange and mixing across web sites and across web pages. But without substantial Semantic Web ...
    • Publishing Practices of NIH-Funded Faculty of MIT 

      Crummett, Courtney; Finnie Duranceau, Ellen; Gabridge, Tracy A.; Green, Remlee S.; Kajosalo, Erja; e.a. (Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010-08-01)
      Faculty and researchers who receive substantial funding from NIH were interviewed about their publication practices. Qualitative data was collected from interviews of eleven faculty members and one researcher representing ...
    • Staffing for Electronic Resource Management: the Results of a Survey 

      Duranceau, Ellen; Hepfer, Cindy (Elsevier : Serials Review, 2002)
      The authors offer the results of an informal survey of library staffing trends related to the acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources. They test their hypothesis that the problem of staffing for e-resources has ...
    • The Symbolic Value of Libraries in a Digital Age 

      Manoff, Marlene (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001-10)
      As an increasingly virtual society anticipates the decline of print, it looks to the keepers of the written record to maintain continuity with its past. Libraries cannot formulate intelligent collection and preservation ...
    • Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines 

      Manoff, Marlene (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004-01)
      Creative and compelling theoretical formulations of the archive have emerged from a host of disciplines in the last decade. Derrida and Foucault, as well as many other humanists and social scientists, have initiated a ...