Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

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

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT World — special events and lectures

MIT World — special events and lectures

Category: Events | Updated 1 year ago

Created
December 12, 2011 16:17
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
19442 times

More from MIT World — special events and lectures

Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2005

Forecasting Markets: The Capital Up...

Added 5 years ago | 01:28:00 | 3431 views

The Last Time I Saw Bali

The Last Time I Saw Bali

Added 5 years ago | 01:20:00 | 2953 views

Innovation Everywhere Why the World Isn't Flat Enough

Innovation Everywhere Why the World...

Added 5 years ago | 01:02:00 | 4116 views

What Can We Learn From Related Industries?

What Can We Learn From Related Indu...

Added 5 years ago | 00:44:55 | 4028 views

What Harm Does Pathological Synchronization in Parkinson's Disease Do?

What Harm Does Pathological Synchro...

Added 5 years ago | 00:47:04 | 4565 views

Great Leaps, Persistence, and Innovation: The Evolving Story of Hyundai

Great Leaps, Persistence, and Innov...

Added 5 years ago | 01:08:00 | 9219 views