The MIT Libraries have recently signed a contract with Springer that allows material published by Springer to be text- and data-mined for noncommercial purposes.
The agreement covers any Springer journal articles, book chapters, or protocols available through MIT Libraries subscriptions. The full-text can be accessed programmatically through Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).
Springer provides the Springer Metadata API, which offers searching within the vast majority of Springer, BioMed Central and SpringerOpen documents, including all journal content, book chapters and protocols. To access the metadata API, apply for a key.
More information is available through:
- Springer’s text and data mining FAQ, and
- A list of other scholarly resources that can be data mined.
This news is made available in celebration of International Open Access Week.
Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing / MIT Libraries