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Monday, April 3 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Libraries as Open Global Platform: An MIT Vision and Invitation

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released an Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of Libraries Preliminary Report on October 24, 2016. The overarching theme of the report is that the MIT Libraries must become a global library for a global university. In our vision of the future, libraries operate as open, trusted, durable, interdisciplinary, interoperable content platforms that provide a foundation for the entire life cycle of information for collaborative global research and education. The MIT Task Force envisions research libraries as a networked set of global platforms replete with content, data, metadata, images, audio files, laboratory notebooks, course materials, and more. We imagine a repository of knowledge and data that can be exploited and analyzed by humans, machines, and algorithms. Fully realizing this vision will require collaboration among libraries, archives, publishers and a variety of other players in the scholarly communications sector. The goal of this presentation is to inspire productive discussions on how our communities might collaboratively contribute to building the tools, models, infrastructures and connections to drive progress towards this vision for the global academic library community.


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Chris Bourg

Director of Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris Bourg is the Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she also has oversight of the MIT Press. Prior to assuming her role at MIT, Chris worked for 12 years in the Stanford University Libraries, most recently as the Associate University Librarian... Read More →

Armand Doucette

Associate Director Information Technology and Digital Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Heather Yager

Director of Digital Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday April 3, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT