The Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy department (SCCS) unites the aims of transforming scholarly communications for the digital age with innovative and sustainable stewardship of the MIT Libraries' collections.
SCCS makes collections decisions informed by strategy and values that explicitly incorporate transforming the processes of creating, disseminating, collecting, storing, managing, and preserving research inputs and outputs – often referred to with the shorthand "scholarly communications" – toward openness and increased access. The group takes the values of open access, diversity, equity, and social justice as a lens for framing collections decisions, and as important guideposts for navigating and favorably shaping the scholarly communications landscape.
Laura Hanscom, Interim Head
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