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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute adopted the European polytechnic university model and emphasized laboratory instruction from an early date. MIT's early emphasis on applied technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels led to close cooperation with industry. Curricular reforms under Karl Compton and Vannevar Bush in the 1930s re-emphasized basic scientific research. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934. Researchers were involved in efforts to develop computers, radar, and inertial guidance in connection with defense research during World War II and the Cold War. In the past 60 years, MIT's educational disciplines have expanded beyond the physical sciences and engineering into fields such as biology, economics, linguistics, political science, and management. MIT received 17,909 applicants for the class of 2015, with only 1,742 offered admittance, an acceptance rate of 9.7%. It employs around 1,000 faculty members. 77 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 45 Rhodes Scholars, and 38 MacArthur Fellows are currently or have previously been affiliated with the university. MIT has a strong entrepreneurial culture. The aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy in the world. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'massachusetts institute of technology': 59 (3.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'massachusetts institute of technology' across all Ariadne articles: 102
  • Average number of references to 'massachusetts institute of technology' per Ariadne article: 1.73
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'massachusetts institute of technology': 1996-01
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  1. richard jones (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. william nixon (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. alex ball (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. william j. nixon (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38)

Michael Day reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

October 2005, issue45, review

Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update

Michael Day discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Metadata: E-print Services and Long-term Access to the Record of Scholarly and Scientific Research

Michael Day looks at the long-term preservation implications of one of the OAI protocol's potential applications - e-print services.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Review: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure

Michael Day reviews the book by Christine Borgman: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure.

March 2001, issue27, review

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