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Tuesday, August 4 • 8:00am - 9:00am
T15- FAIR for Data and Texts Not in the Open: Overcoming Legal, Technological, and Economic Barriers

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Researchers who must negotiate for access to existing texts and data from proprietary sources that don’t meet FAIR standards often face technical, economic, and legal challenges. In this course, we will interactively explore these issues through case studies and share resources and tips that will help researchers, librarians, and vendors to “move the needle” toward FAIR data. Class activities will include critique of license terms for computational access and reuse of publications and databases. Participants will practice accessing a database through publicly available API services (e.g., Crossref, PubChem) and compare these services with other computational access models.

  • Ye Li, PhD, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
  • Laura Hanscom, Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian, MIT Libraries
  • Katie Zimmerman, Director of Copyright Strategy, MIT Libraries


(All times Pacific)
Tuesday, Aug. 4
8-9 am: Introductory session
5-6 pm : REPEAT Introductory session
Thursday, Aug. 6
8-9 am: Activity Session 1
5-6 pm: REPEAT Activity Session 1
Tuesday, Aug. 11
8-9 am: Activity Session 2
5-6 pm: REPEAT Activity Session 2

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Ye Li

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Katie Zimmerman

Director, Copyright Strategy, MIT Libraries
Katie Zimmerman is the Director of Copyright Strategy at the MIT Libraries and a licensed attorney in Massachusetts. She focuses on copyright and licensing issues for libraries and universities.

Laura Hanscom

Head of Scholarly Communications and Collections S, MIT Libraries

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
T15 Classroom