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SafeArchive is a solution for archival storage and replication management. Designed by the Data-PASS partners, it is a storage platform for policy-driven, distributed replication of digital holdings. The current version of SafeArchive is a self-contained system that can be installed, used and maintained by institutional staff without technical expertise. The set of open source tools can easily be used by libraries, museums and archives that wish to replicate their own content.

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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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New report gives insight on long-term preservation of digital materials

October 17, 2014

The MIT Libraries is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship, from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), a report focused on issues related to the long-term preservation of digital materials. It is the result of many months of individual effort and dedicated institutional support from NDSA community members, including those of the MIT Libraries’ Program on Information Science.

 

Program on Information Science welcomes new research Intern

July 7, 2014

The MIT Libraries Program on Information Science is pleased to welcome a new research interns to the program:  Alex Wei.

Alex Wei is a student intern who with broad interests in  in math, politics and humanities. This summer he will be contribution to projects related to open data and transparency. 

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