MIT Open Access Geo-Coverage

The MIT Open Access Geo-Coverage project was an attempt to understand how MIT’s research (at least in its open access collection) focused on the world, and in what regions in lacked coverage. Using the CLIFF¬†tool for geo-parsing, developed at MIT’s Center for Civic Media, the full text of MIT’s Open Access Collection was analyzed to find all mentions of geographical locations. The resulting data was then mapped out over a geographical projection, outlining which continents and countries were best and worst represented by the research output.