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Rapid fabrication technologies, commonly known as “3D Printing,” enable the rapid creation of physical objects based on digital designs. Scanning technologies enable the opposing process, the creation of digital models derived from physical objects. This site provides information resources on 3D printing and scanning, and on library research projects regarding these technologies.

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ORCID, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the name ambiguity problem in scholarly research, and brings together the leaders of influential universities, funding organizations, societies, publishers and corporations from around the globe.

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The drawing of electoral districts is among the least transparent processes in democratic governance. All too often, redistricting authorities maintain their power by obstructing public participation. The resulting districts embody the goals of politicians to the detriment of the representational interests of communities and the public at large. We have developed DistrictBuilder to increase participation and transparency in the electoral process.

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This project will help establish a formal linkage between scholarly publications and the underlying research data by integrating the OJS PKP and Harvard Dataverse Network systems.

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This project defines and measures privacy in mathematical and legal terms, and explores alternate definitions of privacy that may be more general or more practical. The research aims to provide a better understanding of the practical performance and usability of a variety of algorithms for analyzing and sharing privacy-sensitive data. The project will develop secure implementations of these algorithms and legal instruments, which will be made publicly available.

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Mission

The Program on Information Science seeks to solve emerging problems in information management that are essential to support new and innovative services, and to amplify the impact that MIT can have on the development of information science, information policy, and scholarly communication through participation the development of standards, policy, and methods related to information science and information management.

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Program Welcomes New Research Intern, Kasey Sheridan

January 21, 2015
Kasey Sheridan joins the Program on Information Science for the semester as a Graduate Research Intern, where she will be working in the area of open data and open access. 
 
Kasey is a graduate student at Simmons School of Library and Information Science, where she will receive her MLIS this Winter. To learn more about her interests, or to contact her about her see her web page.  

Program Welcomes New Research Intern, Caren Torrey

January 12, 2015
Carenanne (Caren) Torrey joins the Program on Information Science for the semester as a Graduate Research Intern, where she will be working in the area of academic citation and reputation. 
 
Caren is a graduate student at Simmons School of Library and Information Science, where she will receive her MLIS this Spring. To learn more about her interests, or to contact her about her see her web page.  
 
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