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Director, MIT Libraries
As Director of Libraries, Ann J. Wolpert is responsible for the MIT Libraries and MIT Press. The MIT Libraries consist of five major collections, a number of smaller branch libraries in specialized subject areas, a fee-for-services group, and the Institute Archives.
The Institute Archives and Special Collections preserve the historical records of MIT and the personal papers of many faculty members.
The MIT Press publishes about 200 new books and more than 40 journals each year in fields related to or reliant upon science and technology. The Press is widely recognized for its innovative graphic design and electronic publishing initiatives.
The Director's Institute responsibilities include membership on the Committee on Copyright and Patents, the Council on Educational Technology, the Deans' Committee, and the Academic Council. She chairs the Management Board of the MIT Press and the Board of Directors of Technology Review, Inc.
Prior to joining MIT, Wolpert was Executive Director of Library and Information Services at the Harvard Business School. Before working at Harvard, Wolpert was involved in management of the Information Center of Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Wolpert received a B.A. from Boston University and the M.L.S. from Simmons College. In 1998 she was nominated for and accepted into the National Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education of the American Council on Education.
Archives and History
as author at MIT World Series: Media in Transition 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission,
together with: Peter Walsh (moderator), John Miles Foley, Lisa Gitelman, Rick Prelinger,
The Future of Digital Commons
as author at MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Nancy Kranich, Steven Pinker,
Scholarly Communication in a Digital World: A Thought Provoking Symposium To Celebrate the World-Wide Launch of DSpace
as author at MIT World Series: DSpace,
together with: Hal Abelson,