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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunshine Week campaigns for OA to U.S. PSI

Today marks the beginning of Sunshine Week, the annual campaign by journalists and open government groups to raise awareness of open government and freedom of information. News media across the U.S. will run stories and editorials (like this and this), and advocates and public officials will issue statements and proclamations (like this and this). The laws inspired by these campaigns have been fundamental in opening access to public sector information of research value. The spirit of those laws have also been applied to the rhetoric of OA to academic publications and data, especially those resulting from publicly-funded research.

Comment. Happy Sunshine Week.