Creative Commons licensingThe MIT Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing supports MIT faculty and researchers who have questions about their options and rights in the world of scholarly publishing, which has evolved dramatically with the advent of the digital age.

Ellen Finnie Duranceau has been Program Manager for the Office since 2006 and is the author of this web site.

Ellen Duranceau

Duranceau supports MIT faculty and researchers in relation to copyright and publication agreements. She can answer questions about author options and rights, including working with the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy and complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, as well as general questions on copyright and fair use.

Duranceau’s role supports a collaborative process being engaged in by the entire academic community to realize the full potential of technology to increase the reach and impact of research.

She has worked in the MIT Libraries since 1990 in a variety of roles. Since 1996, she has been negotiating license agreements for ejournals and databases so that this content can be made available on the MIT network under terms for access and use that meet MIT’s needs.

Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager for Scholarly Publishing & Licensing, can be reached at: efinnie@mit.edu / 617.253.8483

Katharine Dunn

Katharine Dunn

Katharine Dunn is Scholarly Communications Librarian. Dunn is a recent graduate of the Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science with a decade of experience in journalism, including work for MIT’s Technology Review. She joined the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, & Licensing as an intern in January 2010 and transitioned in the fall to working with us to provide support for the administration of the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy.



Mark Clemente

Mark Clemente

Mark Clemente is the first Library Fellow for Scholarly Publishing & Licensing, contributing to the work of the OSPL in a range of areas, including copyright advocacy and open access. He participates in enhancing and expanding the repository collection of open access papers under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, and carries out projects to advance the implementation of the Policy.