Sparc Author Addendum To Publication Agreement

It allows the author to give his employment institution the right to use the work „in the context of teaching, digital repositories, conference presentations, conferences, other scientific works and all academic and professional activities“. There is no requirement that these uses be limited to non-commercial activities and the author`s ability to grant these rights also extends after the transfer of the copyright to the publisher. However, the MIT constitutional amendment`s emphasis on the „employment institution“ could confuse it in the future. For example, a faculty member who left MIT for Cornell should be able to authorize the use at Cornell of an article written by the author during his time at MIT (Cornell is now his employment institution). It may not, however, allow new uses of the work at MIT, the institution that initially supported the work. . . .