The MIT Libraries have just signed a contract with Springer that allows for use of their ejournals and ebooks in MITx courses.
This is the first such arrangement with a journal publisher, and Springer is one of the largest journal publishers in the world.
The agreement allows for use of 15 book chapters per calendar year (copyrighted 2005 to present) and 15 journal articles per calendar year (copyrighted 1997 to present). Use is via special links that allow for access to all registered course participants, for educational, personal, scientific, or research purposes.
For questions about using the material in an MITx course:
- Contact the ODL Intellectual Property Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsey Weeramuni, ODL Intellectual Property Manager at 617 253 2738.
For more information:
For questions about the terms of the agreement:
- Contact Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing, x3 8483.
This news is being shared in celebration of International Open Access Week.