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-- MIT Food Services, part of the Department of Housing and Food Services, now has a site which includes separate pages for each of the dining locations on campus with their menus, hours of operation, phone numbers and managers' names. Also featured are links to vegetarian and catering pages as well as those for campus and off-campus housing. The site was created by freshman Dingli Chen as a UROP project.
--Web access to Barton, the Libraries' on-line catalog, is provided from the MIT Libraries home page, along with information about other Libraries services. There are links to the home pages for each library in the MIT system, which in turn have links to other Web and Gopher resources for their respective fields (also accessible from the main Libraries page by subject). The home page also has Libraries news, general administrative information, and listings of topic holdings in various media such as newspapers and CD-ROMs. The Rotch Visual Collections page also lists MIT collections and Internet resources for films, videodiscs and videotapes.
-- Technology Review's home page includes current and past issues of the magazine and a set of links to related on-line materials for individual articles. Readers can also get information about ordering books or suggesting future Tech Review articles. The magazine's Online Career Center page recreates all recruitment ads from the print magazine and also hosts a special set of links to job-hunting resources for technical, scientific and engineering professionals.
-- The Lemelson-MIT Prize Program has a site called Invention Dimension, which provides information about the program (including the annual awarding of a $500,000 prize). For K-12 students and others, the site spotlights a different American inventor each week. "Invention and Innovation at MIT" showcases relevant MIT activities, courses and services as well as student inventors, and a set of links to other Web pages pertaining to inventions is also included.
-- The Leaders for Manufacturing program's Web site has information about each of the program's 13 industrial partners and links to the pages of the MIT departments involved. Readers can obtain information about the LFM Fellows Program, LFM faculty and staff, working papers and LFM research programs.