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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sign and act

Stevan Harnad, US and EU Both Have Petitions for OA Mandates, Open Access Archivangelism, March 14, 2007.  Excerpt:

The US Alliance for Tax-Payer Access and other sponsors have just launched a US counterpart to the highly successful and still-growing EU Petition calling for Open Access to be mandated by research funders and institutions....

If you are officially signing [either the US Petition or the EU Petition] for an organisation, please don't just sign the petition! Do locally what you are petitioning for: Adopt an OA self-archiving mandate at your institution, as the Rector of the University of Liege, Professor Bernard Rentier has just done...and register your mandate in ROARMAP (the Registry of Open Access Material Archiving Policies)....