Creative Commons licensingThe MIT Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing supports MIT faculty and researchers who have questions about their options and rights in the world of scholarly publishing, which has evolved dramatically with the advent of the digital age.

Ellen Finnie, Head, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy (previously Program Manager for the Office since 2006) is the author of this web site.

Ellen Finnie

Ellen Finnie

Finnie supports MIT faculty and researchers in relation to copyright and publication agreements. She can answer questions about author options and rights, including working with the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy and complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, as well as general questions on copyright and fair use.

Finnie’s role supports a collaborative process being engaged in by the entire academic community to realize the full potential of technology to increase the reach and impact of research.

She has worked in the MIT Libraries since 1990 in a variety of roles. Since 1996, she has been negotiating license agreements for ejournals and databases so that this content can be made available on the MIT network under terms for access and use that meet MIT’s needs.

Ellen Finnie, Head, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy, can be reached at: efinnie@mit.edu / 617.253.8483

Katharine Dunn

Katharine Dunn

Katharine Dunn is Scholarly Communications Librarian. Dunn is a 2010 graduate of the Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science with more than a decade of experience in journalism, including work for MIT’s Technology Review. She joined the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, & Licensing as an intern in January 2010 and was appointed Program Assistant in 2011. She transitioned in the fall of 2013 to her current role, working with us to provide support for the administration of the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy and related areas in scholarly publishing. Katharine is the main voice of the office’s Twitter account, @MITLibScholarly, and writes the Open Access Research in the News blog series.




Mark Clemente

Mark Clemente came to the Libraries as the first Fellow in Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing. In November of 2014, he was appointed to the new role of Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian. In this role, Mark negotiates license agreements; supports and contributes to the implementation of the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy; and assists with open access and copyright-related outreach.