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February 21, 2012
The International Society for Computational Biology responds to the damaging effects The Research Works Act could potentially cause for scholarly communication.
February 21, 2012
By:
Mike Taylor, Discover Magazine
Everyone involved in academic publishing knows that it’s in a horrible mess. Authors increasingly see publishers as enemies rather than co-workers. And while publishers’ press releases talk about partnership with authors, unguarded comments on blogs tell a different story, revealing that the hostility is mutual.
February 21, 2012

A team led by Bryan Killian, a Junior Biological Sciences student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has won the 2011 Sparky Awards Peoples’ Choice prize for the short film, “Open Access.” The video was selected in an open online vote held earlier this year.

February 14, 2012

Ten national and regional library, publishing, research and advocacy institutions write to Rep. Doyle to thank him for the introduction of FRPAA H.R. 4004.

February 14, 2012
By:
Andrew Albanese, Publisher's Weekly
Congress last week introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 (FRPAA), a bill that would mandate free public online access to taxpayer-funded research for all federal agencies with extramural research budgets over $100 million.
February 14, 2012

Ten national and regional library, publishing, research and advocacy institutions write to Senator Cornyn to thank him for the introduction of FRPAA S. 2096.

February 13, 2012

The Association of American Universities and The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities write to Senator Cornyn to thank him for the introduction of FRPAA S. 2096 and to support the bill.

February 13, 2012
By:
Rep. Mike Doyle
When a federally-funded researcher writes a paper, too often that paper gets locked away behind a ``pay-wall'' and anyone who wants to learn from that federally-funded research has to pay exorbitant subscription or one-time fees.
February 09, 2012
 
Over the past several months, a remarkable series of events have conspired to bring the issue of access to publicly funded research squarely to the forefront of the public consciousness.
 

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