The roots of program began in the early 2000s when library director Ann Wolpert created a analysis software within MIT Libraries. The lead for the application was MacKenzie Smith, a research director at the MIT Libraries who oversaw backed research tasks, was a different advisor to the Association of Research Libraries’ E Science Institute, and served as a Science Fellow at the Creative Commons operating on issues of analysis data governance policy and the technical implementation of policy. Her research targeting purposes of the Semantic Web via the SIMILE task to scholarly communique and digital data curation e. g.
, FACADE, PLEDGE, including long run data upkeep and archiving. Collaboration with external groups equivalent to the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, ORCID, TERC, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and Landmark College greater the analysis and impact of the software. The Program on Information Science hosted interns, analysis associates, a postdoc in association with CLIR, and the 1st MIT Libraries UROP. The application also sponsored a month-to-month speaker series that included guests from academia, executive, and industry. Funding came from MIT Libraries and particular person projects were funded by Sloan Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.