MIT, guided by open access principles, ends Elsevier negotiations

Institute ends negotiations for a new journals contract in the absence of a proposal aligning with the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts.

MIT Libraries • mit
June 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences open-access libraries

In a suddenly remote spring, library support services carry on

Despite closing campus locations, the MIT Libraries continue to provide vital support for teaching, learning, and research.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic learning online-learning research history-of-mit open-access libraries campus-services

MIT announces framework to guide negotiations with publishers

Principle-based framework aims to support the needs of scholars, reflect MIT principles, and advance science.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
Oct. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences open-access libraries

The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software

Report catalogs, analyzes available open-source publishing software; warns open publishing must grapple with siloed development and community-owned ecosystems.

Jessica Pellien | MIT Press • mit
Aug. 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: statistics data research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning mit-press grants digital-humanities analytics open-access libraries open-source

Open access task force releases draft recommendations

The MIT community is invited to comment on ways to increase sharing of research, data, software, and more.

MIT Libraries • mit
March 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: research school-of-engineering computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail open-access electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs libraries

Institute Archives spotlights pioneering women at MIT | MIT News

Initiative is building collections highlighting the contributions of female faculty.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
July 6, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  physics  women-in-stem  history  biology  women  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  diversity-and-inclusion  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  sloan-school-of-management  faculty  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  history-of-mit  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  libraries

MIT Libraries host Grand Challenges Summit | MIT News

Experts in information science and scholarly communication convene at MIT to set research agenda.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
March 30, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  diversity-and-inclusion  special-events-and-guest-speakers  mit-press  libraries

MIT class reveals, explores Institute’s connections to slavery | MIT News

Findings show founder William Barton Rogers possessed enslaved persons before coming to MIT; research, community dialogue to ensue.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 12, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  history  community  students  classes-and-programs  diversity-and-inclusion  president-l-rafael-reif  faculty  staff  history-of-mit  slavery  administration  shass  libraries

MIT convenes ad hoc task force on open access to Institute’s research | MIT News

Group will explore opportunities to disseminate MIT knowledge as widely as possible.

MIT Libraries • mit
July 7, 2017 ~3 min

Tags:  research  mit-press  administration  office-of-digital-learning  mitx  libraries

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