International Open Access Week is October 24-30. To celebrate the week and its 2016 theme, “Open in Action,” we’re highlighting the ways the MIT Libraries can help researchers make their publications and data more openly available. Here are some of them:
- 66% of MIT’s supported research is federally funded. Under a 2013 White House directive, most federal agencies have public access requirements for articles and data. We can help you comply.
- Open access publication fees can be expensive. If you’re publishing in an all open-access journal, we may be able to help offset the costs. This is one example of the OA publishing support we offer.
- Open access is for books, too. The MIT Libraries supports Knowledge Unlatched, which brings libraries together to pay to make scholarly books free to read and download. Here are the books KU has “unlatched” so far.
- 44% of MIT faculty articles are in DSpace@MIT and have been downloaded millions of times by readers worldwide. Want to share your work under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy?
- What is open access, anyway? Read more about it here.
Happy Open Access Week!