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    • The Accessibility Quotient: A New Measure of Open Access 

      Willmott, Mathew A.; Dunn, Katharine H.; Duranceau, Ellen Finnie (Pacific University Library; Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 2012-05-15)
      INTRODUCTION The Accessibility Quotient (AQ), a new measure for assisting authors and librarians in assessing and characterizing the degree of accessibility for a group of papers, is proposed and described. The AQ offers ...
    • Applying Concepts of Algorithmic Justice to Reference, Instruction, and Collections Work 

      Leung, Sofia; Baildon, Michelle; Albaugh, Nicholas (2019-09-30)
      As part of the MIT Libraries Library Instruction and Reference Services (LIRS) department’s “Summer of Data” initiative, we participated in a project on algorithmic justice. The growth of artificial intelligence (AI), ...
    • Archive and database as metaphor: Theorizing the Historical Record 

      Manoff, Marlene (2012-06-27)
      Digital media increase the visibility and presence of the past while also reshaping our sense of history. We have extraordinary access to digital versions of books, journals, film, television, music, art and popular ...
    • Automated Validation of Trusted Digital Repository Assessment Criteria 

      Smith, MacKenzie (Texas Digital Library, 2007-09)
      The RLG/NARA trusted digital repository (TDR) certification checklist defines a set of assessment criteria for preservation environments. The criteria can be mapped into data management policies that define how a digital ...
    • Bioinformatics Needs Assessment 

      Crummett, Courtney; Kajosalo, Erja; Noga, Michael; Silver, Howard (2015-04-29)
      An assessment of the Bioinformatics Program at MIT Libraries was conducted using quantitative and qualitative data collection methods during FY13-14. Interviews were conducted to gain insight about bioinformatics researcher’s ...
    • Building a Business Plan for DSpace, MIT Libraries Digital Institutional Repository 

      Barton, Mary R.; Walker, Julie Harford (Texas A&M University, 2003)
      This paper presents an overview of the methodology and results of the MIT Libraries’ business plan development project for DSpace (http://www.dspace.org/), MIT’s digital institutional repository. The introductory section ...
    • Building DSpace to Enhance Scholarly Communication 

      Celeste, Eric; Branschofsky, Margret (Haworth Press, 2002)
      The MIT Libraries has built a durable digital document repository called DSpace to house the digital output of our faculty's research. DSpace will be a home for the digital documents our faculty want to share with their ...
    • Campus Open-Access Policy Implementation Models and Implications for IR Services 

      Finnie Duranceau, Ellen; Kriegsman, Sue (Purdue Unversity Press, 2015-11)
    • Creating a Social Justice Mindset: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries 

      Baildon, Michelle; Hamlin, Dana; Jankowski, Czeslaw; Kauffman, Rhonda; Lanigan, Julia; e.a. (2017-02-09)
      The Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries sponsored a task force to identify opportunities for archives, technical services, preservation, scholarly communication, and collections strategy staff to manifest the ...
    • Creating an Institutional Repository: LEADIRS Workbook 

      Barton, Mary R.; Waters, Margaret M. (MIT Libraries, 2004)
      The Learning About Digital Institutional Repositories Seminars programme (LEADIRS) aims to describe and illustrate how to build an online institutional repository. The LEADIRS series of seminars present specialists from ...
    • Curating Architectural 3D CAD Models 

      Smith, MacKenzie (UKOLN at the University of Bath, 2009-07)
      Increasing demand to manage and preserve 3-dimensional models for a variety of physical phenomena (e.g., building and engineering designs, computer games, or scientific visualizations) is creating new challenges for digital ...
    • The Data Dilemma 

      Stout, Amy; Graham, Anne (2007-11-27)
      There’s a famous allegory about a map of the world that grows in detail until every point in reality has its counterpoint on paper; the twist being that such a map is at once ideally accurate and entirely useless, since ...
    • DEJA :“ A Year in Review 

      Baudoin, Patsy; Smith, MacKenzie (2002)
      The MIT Libraries'€™ proposed to the Mellon Foundation to plan a preservation archive for dynamic electronic journals (DEJA : a€“ Dynamic E-Journal Archive) that would be reliable, secure, enduring, and sustainable over ...
    • Digital Archive Policies and Trusted Digital Repositories 

      Smith, MacKenzie; Moore, Reagan W. (Digital Curation Centre, UK, 2007-06)
      The MIT Libraries, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the University of California San Diego Libraries are conducting the PLEDGE Project to determine the set of policies that affect operational digital preservation ...
    • Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Library Technical Services 

      Kauffman, Rhonda Y; Anderson, Martina S (2019-07-02)
      The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries recently embraced a large-scale initiative to incorporate the values of diversity, inclusion, and social justice (DISJ) into library practices. In early 2017, the ...
    • DSpace : An Institutional Repository from the MIT Libraries and Hewlett Packard Laboratories 

      Smith, MacKenzie (Springer-Verlag, 2002)
      The DSpaceâ„¢ project of the MIT Libraries and the Hewlett Packard Laboratories has built an institutional repository system for digital research material. This paper will describe the rationale for institutional repositories, ...
    • DSpace as an Open Archival Information System: Current Status and Future Directions 

      Tansley, Robert; Bass, Mick; Smith, MacKenzie (Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2003-01)
      As more and more output from research institutions is born digital, a means for capturing and preserving the results of this investment is required. To begin to understand and address the problems surrounding this task, ...
    • DSpace at MIT: Meeting the Challenges 

      Bass, Michael; Branschofsky, Margret (ACM Press, 2001)
      DSpace is a joint development effort by HP and MIT to establish an electronic system that will enable MIT faculty and researchers to capture, preserve, manage, and disseminate their intellectual output, and that will ...
    • The DSpace Institutional Digital Repository System: Current Functionality 

      Tansley, Robert; Bass, Mick; Stuve, David; Branschofsky, Margret; Chudnov, Daniel; e.a. (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2003)
      In this paper we describe DSpaceâ„¢, an open source system that acts as a repository for digital research and educational material produced by an organization or institution. DSpace was developed during two years’ collaboration ...
    • The DSpace Open Source Digital Asset Management System: Challenges and Opportunities 

      Tansley, Robert; Smith, MacKenzie; Walker, Julie Harford (Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2005)
      Last year at the ECDL 2004 conference, we reported some initial progress and experiences developing DSpace as an open source community-driven project [8], particularly as seen from an institutional manager’s viewpoint. We ...