Monday, June 10, 2013

Universities and Libraries Release Plan to Comply with White House Directive to Expand Public Access to Research and Data

A proposal recommending that  universities and libraries  collaborate with federal research funding agencies to expand public access to research is circulating. Shared Access Research Ecosystem, or Share, maintains that universities and libraries have infrastructure in place via institutional repositories and have long histories of experience with sharing and preserving research. The Share proposal is under review by the Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Association of Research Libraries. An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the Share proposal and references another recent draft released  by the  publishing industry that outlines publishers' solutions for meeting the August 22nd deadline to expand public access to federally funded research and data. You can view that blog posting here.

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