Title

Radical Collaboration: Designing Libraries to Advance Open Scholarship

Location

KIPJ Theatre

Session Type

45-minute concurrent session

Start Date

30-4-2019 2:10 PM

End Date

30-4-2019 2:55 PM

Abstract

In 2016, after a year-long effort involving over two dozen faculty from multiple disciplines, MIT released the MIT Future of Libraries Report, which articulates a vision for libraries that advances “the promise of a truly open and interactive digital library of knowledge.” Implementing this vision requires a reevaluation of nearly all aspects of library work, from organizational design, systems, and even a new articulation of core professional values and identities. This talk will focus on the concept of radical collaboration, in the context of remaking libraries to advance an open knowledge future.

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Greg Eow is the Associate Director for Collections at the MIT Libraries, where he provides leadership for an administrative portfolio that includes scholarly communications and collections strategy, digital preservation, acquisitions and metadata creation, and the Institute Archives and Special Collections. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the MIT Press, and a member of the Collections Committee of the MIT Museum.

Before joining the MIT Libraries, Eow previously held appointments at the Harvard Library, Yale University Library, and Fondren Library, Rice University. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Rice University, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. from Hendrix College. Eow is a member of the American Historical Association, the Grolier Club, and the Society of American Archivists.

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Apr 30th, 2:10 PM Apr 30th, 2:55 PM

Radical Collaboration: Designing Libraries to Advance Open Scholarship

KIPJ Theatre

In 2016, after a year-long effort involving over two dozen faculty from multiple disciplines, MIT released the MIT Future of Libraries Report, which articulates a vision for libraries that advances “the promise of a truly open and interactive digital library of knowledge.” Implementing this vision requires a reevaluation of nearly all aspects of library work, from organizational design, systems, and even a new articulation of core professional values and identities. This talk will focus on the concept of radical collaboration, in the context of remaking libraries to advance an open knowledge future.

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Greg Eow is the Associate Director for Collections at the MIT Libraries, where he provides leadership for an administrative portfolio that includes scholarly communications and collections strategy, digital preservation, acquisitions and metadata creation, and the Institute Archives and Special Collections. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the MIT Press, and a member of the Collections Committee of the MIT Museum.

Before joining the MIT Libraries, Eow previously held appointments at the Harvard Library, Yale University Library, and Fondren Library, Rice University. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Rice University, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. from Hendrix College. Eow is a member of the American Historical Association, the Grolier Club, and the Society of American Archivists.