Archive for January, 2010

American Physical Society Confirms Full Support of MIT Faculty Open Access Policy

Posted January 26th, 2010 by Ellen Duranceau

The American Physical Society (APS) has confirmed that they are fully cooperating with the new MIT Faculty Open Access Policy. ASP logo

Joe Serene, APS Treasurer and Publisher, comments that “APS was among the earliest publishers to support Green Open Access, and has long allowed authors to post our published version of their papers on an institutional repository, immediately after publication. Our goals and our copyright agreement align well with the goals of the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with MIT that allows authors to publish in APS journals without waivers of the MIT policy or addenda to our copyright agreement.”
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Because the APS is allowing MIT to obtain copies of their final published articles from their website, authors do not need to submit their manuscripts in order for them to appear in DSpace@MIT. This will happen automatically.

To review other confirmed publisher responses to the policy, please see: Publishers and the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy. Publishers are being added to this web page as information becomes available. Please send any questions about publishers not yet on the page to copyright-lib@mit.edu.

For more information:

MIT Faculty Open Access Policy

Details on working with the policy

Final Week! Rotch Library Lunchtime Film Series

Posted January 25th, 2010 by Heather McCann

Join us in the Rotch Library conference room on Thursday and Friday from noon-2 for week 3 of the 3rd annual Rotch Library IAP Film Series. See our complete film schedule on the IAP calendar. Bring your lunch!

Walks with an architect: Shanghai
Taj Mahal: Heaven on Earth

Monday, January 25th, noon-2 pm
1. French architect Martin Robain conducts a tour of Shanghai, a modern city “developing apace in a 21st century architectural style.”
2. Famous for its beauty, The Taj Mahal is also charged with historical & spiritual meaning. This program ushers viewers into its architecture while illustrating its origins and its implications for modern India.

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One night in Bhopal
Thursday, January, 28th, noon-2pm
The world knows too little about what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal on December 3, 1984. This program provides a chilling reconstruction of the Union Carbide methyl isocyanate disaster and details its horrific and protracted consequences.

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Good Food
Friday, January 29th, noon-2 pm
This lively tour of various Washington state farms and ranches that have adopted healthier organic methods in raising their products offers several lucid arguments in favor of smaller, more efficient farms, and purchasing locally grown crops. Still, none are as convincing as the marvelous bounty laid before our eyes in this film.