Brochure for the MIT Opt-in License

Herng Yi Cheng
March 31, 2018

An educational brochure (similar to [1]) should be made to encourage MIT affiliates to sign the opt-in license that helps make the signer's publications open access [1]. This brochure should explain what open access is, why the reader should make their work open access, and address common doubts surrounding the license: "can I opt out for individual articles?" (yes), "will I be put in legal conflict with publishers?" (most publishers cooperate with the license [2]; can opt out for the rest) and so on.

[1] SPARC (2004) "Open Access."
[1] MIT Libraries, "MIT authors' opt-in open access license."
[2] MIT Libraries, "Publisher responses to the MIT OA policy."

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