IAP EVENT — Copyright Unlocked: Managing Copyright to Advance Research and Teaching at MIT

The Libraries are sponsoring an IAP session focusing on copyright and research impact that is designed to help MIT authors fully realize the potential of their work in the world.The session will address what authors at MIT need to know about copyright, and why it is important to retain some rights when publishing. It examines how MIT authors can take actions that will serve the advancement of science and technology by maximizing the full potential of research to be shared and reused.

Topics will include:

• What MIT authors need to know about copyright
• Actions MIT authors can take to maximize the impact of their research
• What “open access” is, why it is good for research, and why it matters at MIT
• Faculty viewpoint on open access
• Research funding organizations’ policies on access to research
• Government initiatives on access to research

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions of the speakers:
Claude Canizares: Associate Provost
Brian Evans: EAPS Professor of Geophysics
Thinh Nguyen: Science Commons Counsel
Ann Hammersla: MIT Intellectual Property Counsel
Ann Wolpert: Director, MIT Libraries
Ellen Duranceau: MIT Libraries Scholarly Publishing and Licensing Consultant

The session will be held on Thursday January 25th, 1-3 pm, in 32-155.

If you have any questions about the session, please contact:
Carol Robinson / csrobins@mit.edu / x37749

To learn more about this topic, please visit //libraries.mit.edu/scholarly or contact copyright-lib@mit.edu.