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Open access downloads: February 2019

Feb 2019 OA infographicThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for February:

Physical and Mechanical Properties of PLA, and Their Functions in Widespread Applications — A Comprehensive Review, Shady Farah, Daniel G. Anderson, Robert Langer

Women Empowerment and Economic Development, Esther Duflo

Frequency-Domain Analysis of Super-Regenerative Amplifiers, J.L. Bohorquez, A.P. Chandrakasan, J.L. Dawson

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

Open access downloads: January 2019

Jan 2019 OA infographicThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for January:

Optimization-based locomotion planning, estimation, and control design for the atlas humanoid robot, Scott Kuindersma, Robin Deits, Maurice Fallon, Andrés Valenzuela, Hongkai Dai, Frank Permenter, Twan Koolen, Pat Marion, Russ Tedrake

Consumer credit-risk models via machine-learning algorithms, Amir E. Khandani, Adlar J. Kim, Andrew W. Lo

Environmental Detection of Clandestine Nuclear Weapon Programs, R. Scott Kemp

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

Celebrate Public Domain Day with the MIT Libraries

MIT Bulletin 1923

Cover of Military Science and Tactics by MIT, published 1923. Public domain via MIT Libraries.

January 1, 2019, is the first time in 20 years that works published in the U.S. have entered the public domain. Works in the public domain are free for anyone to read and use, and are a vital resource for creators to build from. Did you know that public domain images on Wikipedia, if they were not in the public domain, would cost $246 to $270 million dollars per year? Or that It’s a Wonderful Life became a holiday classic only after entering the public domain accidentally?

Despite the broad value of the public domain, however, copyright durations are extremely long, and have only been getting longer (copyright in works created today last throughout the creator’s life and for 70 years afterward). The most recent extension, the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, took effect in 1998 and extended copyright durations for 20 years, freezing the public domain in the process. This year the copyright clock keeps ticking, and works from 1923 are entering the public domain for the first time.

MIT Libraries are celebrating the public domain by digitizing 100 newly public domain books from our collections. Come see the collection and follow our exploration of it on our Public Domain Day website. Wonder what the College Entrance Examination Board algebra requirements, Modern Radio Practice, or possibly Recent Opinions on Modern Vivisection were in 1923? Now you can find out! Throughout the month of January, we will be posting explorations of these books and the public domain itself. Celebrate the public domain with us!

This post is part of the MIT Libraries Public Domain Day celebration. Read the full text of public domain books digitized by the MIT Libraries, explore other volumes, and learn about the public domain at our website. This post is by Katie Zimmerman, Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian.

Open access downloads: December 2018

Dec 2018 OA infographicThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for December:

Physical and Mechanical Properties of PLA, and Their Functions in Widespread Applications — A Comprehensive Review, Shady Farah, Daniel Anderson, Robert Langer

Environmental Detection of Clandestine Nuclear Weapon Programs, R. Scott Kemp

Plastic Deformation of Semicrystalline Polyethylene Under Extension, Compression, and Shear Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Jun Mo Kim, Rebecca Locker, Gregory C. Rutledge

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

 

Open access downloads: November 2018

Nov 2018 OA infographicThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for November:

Waiting to Vote, Charles Stewart, Stephen Ansolabehere

Optimization-based locomotion planning, estimation, and control design for the atlas humanoid robot, Scott Kuindersma, Robin Deits, Maurice Fallon, Andrés Valenzuela, Hongkai Dai, Frank Permenter, Twan Koolen, Pat Marion, Russ Tedrake

Space Propulsion Technology for Small Spacecraft, David Krejci, Paulo Lozano

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

Open access downloads: October 2018

Oct 2018 OA infographicThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for October:

Physical and Mechanical Properties of PLA, and Their Functions in Widespread Applications — A Comprehensive Review, Shady Farah, Daniel G. Anderson, Robert Langer

Winter Heating or Clean Air? Unintended Impacts of China’s Huai River Policy, Douglas Almond, Yuyu Chen, Michael Greenstone, Hongbin Li

Design, Fabrication and Control of Soft Robots, Daniela Rus, Michael T. Tolley

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

Open Access Week 2018

openaccess-orange-locksOpen Access Week is October 22-28!

To celebrate, we’re giving away prizes to members of the MIT community who sign the opt-in open access license during OA week. Stop by the Libraries’s table in Lobby 10 on Monday, October 22, to learn more.

The opt-in open access license expands MIT’s faculty open access policy to include students, postdocs, researchers, and staff — anyone on campus who wants to hold onto rights to share and reuse their scholarly papers. If that’s you, opt-in now to retain rights to your scholarship, broaden your audience, and help expand access to science. Check out this video about the license.

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Open access downloads: September 2018

Sept 2018 OA infographicThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for September:

Failure mode and sensitivity analysis of gas lift valves, Eric Gilbertson, Franz Hover, Ed Colina

Optimization-based locomotion planning, estimation, and control design for the atlas humanoid robot, Scott Kuindersma, Robin Deits, Maurice Fallon, Andrés Valenzuela, Hongkai Dai, Frank Permenter, Twan Koolen, Pat Marion, Russ Tedrake

Women empowerment and economic development, Esther Duflo

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

 

 

Open access downloads: August 2018

August 2018 OA infographicThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for August:

Physical and Mechanical Properties of PLA, and Their Functions in Widespread Applications — A Comprehensive Review, Shady Farah, Daniel G. Anderson, Robert Langer

A Review of Electrospun Carbon Fibers as Electrode Materials for Energy Storage, Xianwen Mao, T. Hatton, and Gregory Rutledge

Diverse Evolutionary Roots and Mechanistic Variations of the CRISPR-Cas Systems, Prarthana Mohanraju, Kira S. Makarova, Bernd Zetsche, Feng Zhang, Eugene V. Koonin, John van der Oost

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu