Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
If journal publishers, with the backing of the Association of American Publishers, get congressional approval to implement a public access clearinghouse, one blogger states "this would be the equivalent of the NRA running background checks on firearms purchases." Read the full post by Michael Eisen.