Ellen Duranceau

Program Manager for Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing
Ellen Finnie Duranceau is the Program Manager for the MIT Libraries' Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing, a position she has held  since 2006. She leads the MIT Libraries' outreach efforts to faculty in support of scholarly publication reform and open access activities at MIT, including overseeing implementation of the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy. In addition, she acts as the Libraries' chief resource for copyright issues and for content licensing policy and negotiations.  In past roles, Duranceau was a science reference librarian, indexer/cataloger, serials librarian, and digital acquisitions librarian. She has written and spoken widely on digital acquisitions, repositories,  licensing, and open access.  She champions bringing therapy dogs into libraries, including coordinating therapy dog stress relief events for MIT students during exam weeks.