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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Obama official non-committal on OA

Gavin Baker is at a conference where Kei Koizumi is speaking (not yet clear which conference).  Here are three short micro-blog bursts from Gavin in the past hour:

1.  Kei Koizumi, asst dir for federal R&D at Obama's Office of Science and Technology Policy, speaking. I'll ask if he'll support OA.

2.  Asked Koizumi if Obama supports NIH policy, expanding it. A: We don't know yet; good arguments & advocates on both sides.

3.  Koizumi: If OA continues, I'll be a big part of the discussion, since we'll have to find new ways to fund publishing. 

In case there are more coming, don't wait for me to mediate.

Update.  The event is the Science and Technology in Society Conference (Washington DC, March 28-29, 2009).