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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:23 PM

"White House directs open access for government research"

White House directs open access for government research

By Mark Felsenthal at Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/24/us-usa-whitehouse-information-idUSBRE91N01C20130224

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The White House has moved to make the results of federally funded research available to the public for free within a year, bowing to public pressure for unfettered access to scholarly articles and other materials produced at taxpayers' expense.

"Americans should have easy access to the results of research they help support," John Holdren, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote on the White House website.

An online petition on the White House website demanding free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research drew 65,704 signatures.

The directive comes amid a changing landscape for publishing and the availability of information due to the Internet.
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:25 PM

1. Great move!

We pay for the research, we shouldn't have to pay for the results!

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:29 PM

2. K/R. We should also have public access to the Internet.

I can wait.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:36 PM

3. Tribute to Aaron Swartz.

It is a shame he is not around to see it.

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