About Us

Mission

The Program for 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  in the development of standards, policy, and methods related to information science and information management.

Program Goals

Broadly, the research program benefits the institute by aiding to:

  • Solve emerging research problems in information acquisition, protection, management, dissemination, communication, and stewardship that are essential to support future innovative services.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop innovative approaches to research information and research outputs.
  • Future-proof planning, by incorporating the best-of-class research findings in information science, data science, and other fields into our policies, planning and practices.
  • Identify, gain recognition for, and generalize the innovations that the Institute and MIT community is making to solve their own problems or to advance the information commons.
  • Amplify the impact that MIT can have on the development of information science, information policy, and scholarly communication through participation in the development of standards, policy, and methods related to information science and information management.
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