Please come hear Ellen Duranceau, an MIT librarian, in the Dean's Conference Room on Thursday, Dec. 3. Her appearance is sponsored by the University Libraries Scholarly Communications Committee.
10-10:45 Overview of Scholarly Communication/Open Publishing Issues and Trends (all faculty/staff invited).
11-12:00 One hour workshop for liaisons: how to have conversations with faculty about scholarly publishing issues. (Liaisons invited).
As Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing & Licensing in the MIT Libraries, Ellen is responsible for outreach to authors at MIT in relation to their copyrights; acts as point person for copyright issues; and manages the Libraries' licensing program. She was staff to the faculty committee that developed the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, passed by unanimous faculty vote in March 2009, and is now part of the team administering the policy.
Ellen has worked in the MIT Libraries in a variety of roles since 1990, and has prior experience in academic and special libraries. She has written and spoken widely on digital acquisitions, and more recently, on institutional repositories and author rights issues. She is the incoming program planner for the ACRL New England Scholarly Communication Special Interest Group.