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Impact of Open Access to MIT Research Through DSpace@MIT

Boston, MA  Since 2009 when the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy went into effect more than 7,000 MIT faculty papers have been made openly available from DSpace@MIT. The articles have been downloaded over 630,000 times by visitors from all over the world.

The impact of this free exchange of knowledge is told in personal reflections from grateful readers in this MIT press release offered in celebration of Open Access Week 2012: The press release also contains a map view of where  MIT Open Access Articles users are located.