Archive for September, 2008

Knovel Launches a Contest for Engineering & Science Students

Posted September 29th, 2008 by Ryan Gray

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MIT Libraries subscribe to Knovel and this fall, we’re participating in a contest for all science and engineering students (over 60 participating universities).

The contest starts on Monday 9/29/08!

Check out these tutorials if you have not used Knovel before.

How to play:

All entries with 3 correct answers will be entered into a drawing for Nintendo Wiis, iPod Nanos, and iTunes Gift Cards.

If you have any quetsions, please feel free to contact Erja Kajosalo.

New Podcast: Gari Clifford on Choosing Open Publication Models that Support Authors and Readers

Posted September 26th, 2008 by Ellen Duranceau

The latest in the series of podcasts on scholarly publication and copyright is an interview with Dr. Gari Clifford, Principal Research Scientist and Instructor in Biomedical Engineering in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, and Engineering Manager for the Laboratory for Computational Physiology at MIT.

In the podcast, Dr. Clifford explores themes related to author rights and open access that have emerged in his experience with scholarly publishing. In particular, he explains why he prefers to publish in open access journals, what problems he sees with the journal publishing system, and his view that the choice of journal is “as important as the research itself.”

Download the audio file. (18:58 minutes)


The other episodes in the podcast series are available on the scholarly publication website.

To subscribe to the MIT Libraries’ Podcasts on Scholarly Publishing, paste this link into iTunes or another podcast reader: http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/6772/

We encourage and welcome your feedback, which you may direct to copyright-lib@mit.edu.