The Presidents of six public universities in New England have issued a letter of support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S.1373), demonstrating that commitment to public access to publicly funded research resides at the top-most level of research institution administration. Together, these six land-grant universities enroll over 100,000 students, confer ~17% of the bachelor’s and 20% of the doctoral degrees in New England, and invest more than $700 million annually on research with the support of federal grants. ...
The letter, available in full text at [link], is signed by the Presidents of the University of Connecticut, University of Maine, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, and University of Vermont. ...
The New England Presidents’ letter is one of many being issued in strong support of the Federal Research Public Access Act from within the higher education community. Forty one Nobel Prize-winning scientists, the presidents of 57 liberal arts colleges, the chief academic and research officers from universities in the Western states, and individual institutions have recently voiced their commitment to public access to research and the success of this bill. ...
Gavin Baker at 11/23/2009 10:56:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.