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MIT System Dynamics Group Literature Collection

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The MIT System Dynamics Group Literature Collection contains over 3,500 items selected personally by Jay W. Forrester as important to the historical development of the field.  These include D-Memos, theses, publications, the Guided Study Program, the Road Maps series, and miscellaneous papers.

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The MIT System Dynamics Group Literature Collection contains over 3,500 items selected personally by Jay W. Forrester, now available in downloadable format!  These include Dynamics Memos (D-Memos), theses, and publications from the early days of System Dynamics.  They also include the Guided Study Program, the Road Maps series, and miscellaneous papers. The MIT System Dynamics Group Literature Collection is a powerful tool that will advance your knowledge of the important history of the field at MIT and help build a foundation for understanding future growth. The collection, based on the famous D-Memos, spans nearly 50 years of work in System Dynamics and reveals a rich historical point of view. Contents:
  • D-Memos, including working papers on the National Model
  • MIT Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s theses by well-known practitioners
  • Assignments and solutions from the self-teaching Guided Study Program, a three-year experiment in the 1990s to teach System Dynamics as a distance learning course
  • Instructional materials from the Road Maps series
  • Selected published papers (additional D-Memos)
  • Miscellaneous other published papers reference section with complete citations & abstracts
  You may view a table of contents for each section: MIT Notes and instructions:
  • The collection’s lists are searchable by author and words in the titles, however, the PDF files cannot be searched for text due to the electronic scanning and compression process used.
  • Includes searchable and sortable Excel spreadsheet for the collection’s D-Memos only - not the entire collection.
  • The ReadMe file contains full user instructions.
  • Some works are in draft form and were later published. For citing purposes, please use the final, published work.
First reactions from users…
  • An essential historical reference for anyone serious about System Dynamics.” John Sterman, MIT
  • The definitive source for the serious practitioner – this is a ‘must-have’ reference for regular use.” Nick Pudar, General Motors Corporation
  • Fascinating history, significant now, helpful in the future.” George Richardson, University at Albany
  • This is a gem.” Rod MacDonald, Initiative for System Dynamics in the Public Sector
  • Over the years, I've paid $500 or more for copies of a few Ph.D. System Dynamics theses from the MIT library. The inclusion of Ph.D. and masters theses makes this collection an incredible bargain.” Jim Thompson, Cigna Health Care

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