The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software

Report catalogs, analyzes available open-source publishing software; warns open publishing must grapple with siloed development and community-owned ecosystems.

Jessica Pellien | MIT Press | Aug. 8, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: open-source mit-press media-lab research school-of-architecture-and-planning digital-humanities grants data analytics statistics open-access libraries

MIT to conduct an environmental scan of open source publishing | MIT News

Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable a landscape analysis and code audit of all known open source authoring and publishing platforms.

MIT Press | June 22, 2018
~2 mins |

Tags:  mit-press  open-source  digital-humanities  grants  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Metropolitan Storage Warehouse is potential new location for School of Architecture and Planning | MIT News

Historic building would create “design hub” for MIT, with benefits for surrounding community.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | June 14, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  school-of-architecture-and-planning  architecture  urban-studies-and-planning  media-lab  center-for-real-estate  boston  cambridge-boston-and-region  campus-buildings-and-architecture  facilities  collaboration  history-of-mit  arts  mit-press  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Making landmark texts in architecture and urban studies accessible to the world | MIT News

National Endowment for the Humanties-Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant will support the digitization and open accessibility of key MIT Press titles.

MIT Press | April 27, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  architecture  books-and-authors  mit-press  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  media-lab  grants  digital-humanities

MIT Libraries host Grand Challenges Summit | MIT News

Experts in information science and scholarly communication convene at MIT to set research agenda.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries | March 30, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  libraries  special-events-and-guest-speakers  media-lab  mit-press  diversity-and-inclusion  school-of-architecture-and-planning

“Art teaches us how to disrupt” | MIT News

Why MIT’s Gediminas Urbonas helped produce a new book about art and public space.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News | Oct. 5, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  books-and-authors  faculty  architecture  arts  design  school-of-architecture-and-planning  mit-press

David Gordon Wilson's lifelong love of the bicycle | MIT News

MIT emeritus professor, designer, and inventor, is set to release the fourth edition of his popular book, "Bicycling Science," known as the "bike bible."

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | July 25, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  design  faculty  sustainability  transportation  books-and-authors  mit-press  mechanical-engineering  carbon  sports-and-fitness

MIT convenes ad hoc task force on open access to Institute’s research | MIT News

Group will explore opportunities to disseminate MIT knowledge as widely as possible.

MIT Libraries | July 7, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  libraries  research  administration  mit-press  mitx  office-of-digital-learning

America’s two-track economy | MIT News

Economist’s new book examines decline of the nation’s middle class.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 13, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  books-and-authors  faculty  economics  history  government  social-sciences  policy  shass  mit-press  k-12-education  poverty

"Hidden Figures" screening, discussion addresses the history of black women at NASA | MIT News

Author and executive producer Margot Lee Shetterly explores inspiration for the film; MIT guest speakers provide additional historical context.

William Litant | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics | Dec. 22, 2016
~5 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  film-and-television  books-and-authors  history  nasa  diversity-and-inclusion  women-in-stem  shass  women  history-of-science  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  libraries  mit-press

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