Idea Bank

The idea bank is a public forum for sharing ideas and starting a conversation about the future of libraries. Below you can browse the ideas that have been submitted, but the bank is now closed. View the preliminary report

51 - 60 of 70 Ideas
Seth Avecilla | October 14, 2015

On-campus access to both common and rare scholarly resources is the key value of the libraries. Having their... (more)

Sam Rodriques | October 14, 2015

The University of Cambridge has a fantastic library system, which is worth studying. In the UK, it is not expected... (more)

Nick Allen | October 13, 2015

Lending libraries have always served to socialize the cost barriers to knowledge production, and this awesome... (more)

Ben Eysenbach | October 13, 2015

It would be great if there more standing desks in libraries around campus.

Math undergrad student | October 13, 2015

Sometimes I search online for a book and notice that all the copies are already checked out. If it is a book I am... (more)

Florian Hollerweger | October 13, 2015

I'm always amazed by the average level of air conditioning noise present in most of MIT's libraries, which... (more)

Matthias von Andrian | October 13, 2015

Required textbooks should be available in the library in big quantities and one should be able to borrow them for a... (more)

Math undergrad student | October 13, 2015

The MIT Libraries have enormous potential to be a center of scholarly work, studying, and collaboration. Taking... (more)

Math undergrad student | October 6, 2015

Honestly, I don't use the libraries for their primary purpose - providing books/information. I use them as an on... (more)

Materials Science undergrad student | October 6, 2015

Definitely, definitely need more interview spaces.