Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Open and Shut?: Open Access: The People’s Petition

Open and Shut?: Open Access: The People’s Petition:
(There is a short Q&A with OA advocate John Wilbanks) - May 25, 2012

Earlier this month a group of Open Access (OA) advocates flew to Washington to attend a meeting with the US Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP). Their objective was to convince OSTP that it is vital the US government ensures that all publicly-funded research is made freely available on the Internet.
The omens seemed good: at the end of last year the OSTP had issued an RFI on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research, and the Obama Administration has been making positive noises about OA for a while now (although without introducing any new policies as yet).


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