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Scholarly Communication in a Digital World: A Thought Provoking Symposium To Celebrate the World-Wide Launch of DSpace

11/04/2002 8:30 AM Bartos
Ann J. Wolpert, Director, MIT Libraries; ; Hal Abelson, PhD '73, Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, MIT School of Engineering

Description: MIT Libraries Director Ann Wolpert defines Dspace and explains that "solving the digital problem" is central to the mission of libraries and librarians. She also announces plans for a federation with other research based universities, and explains the critical role of the H-P MIT Alliance.

Hal Abelson discusses the dangers of massive "propertization" in academic environments. He offers some chilling, real-world examples of what can happen if all content in academic discourse is seen as "property", and how a student's class notes can become a derivative work, with restrictions on sharing. He argues that universities need a "seat at the table" as new models for scientific publishing take shape.

Host(s): Office of the Provost, MIT Libraries

Tape #: T14051 and 14052

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