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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

ALA calls FRPAA "key issue"

Lynne Bradley, Key library issues coming soon in Congress, District Dispatch, September 8, 2009. Bradley is the director of the American Library Association's Office of Government Relations.

This week, both the Senate and House of Representatives returned from recess to a full agenda. ... [T]his fall will see several key library issues on the Congressional agenda. As we look at the ALA legislative priorities, library advocates will need to be prepared to take action on the following issues:

  • Support for the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 Open access to federal funded research reports is a key element of access to government information and transparency in government; ...