MIT has hired a Scholarly Publishing Consultant to advise faculty about their OA options. (Thanks to ResourceShelf.) From the announcement on the MIT Libraries News blog:
The MIT Libraries now have a half-time position supporting 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. This position has been made possible with support from the Provostís office.
In what ways would a faculty member make use of this new position?
To ask about what rights you have over your own work, and how you can ensure that you have the rights in the future to do what you want with your work;
If you would like to discuss any of these issues, please contact Ellen Finnie Duranceau, who moved into the new position in mid September....
PS: Another great idea from MIT. Until OA is as familiar as email, every university should have something like this.
Peter Suber at 12/12/2006 08:08:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.