MIT OA Repository Gains Publisher Support
Submitted by on Fri, 2010-03-19 15:41
Ithaca, NY On March 20,2009 the faculty of MIT voted to “give MIT nonexclusive permission to disseminate their journal articles for open access through DSpace, an open-source software platform developed by the MIT Libraries and Hewlett Packard and launched in 2002. The policy gives MIT and its faculty the right to use and share the articles for any purpose other than to make a profit. Authors may opt out on a paper-by-paper basis.” (http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/open-access-0320.html).
One year later more than 850 articles are now freely accessible through MIT Libraries’ DSpace@MIT (http://dspace.mit.edu/) repository with endorsements from 16 publishers, many of whom allow MIT to harvest copies of final published articles. MIT Libraries staff expect this trend to grow overt time. Read more here: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/open-access-policy.html.