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The "Wealth of Networks" and Institutional Repositories: MIT, DSpace, and the Future of the Scholarly Commons

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Title: The "Wealth of Networks" and Institutional Repositories: MIT, DSpace, and the Future of the Scholarly Commons
Author(s): Duranceau, Ellen Finnie
Subject(s): Institutional repositories Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) DSpace software
Abstract: This article draws on Yochai Benkler’s The Wealth of Networks to examine the concept of the commons as it applies to scholarly communication, and in particular to the phenomenon of institutional repositories and how they align with evolving practices in the exchange of information. It discusses how a culture of openness at MIT is manifested in its institutional repository, DSpace, and how the MIT Libraries have transformed positions in support of scholarly publishing initiatives and the development of a scholarly commons.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Library Trends 57 (2) Fall 2008: 244-261.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/10671
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2008 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-01-01
 

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