Open access takes on the U.S. government

Vozenilek, Helen Open access takes on the U.S. government., 2009 [Preprint]


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The open access movement in the United States is slowly expanding into the government arena. (While at least eight other countries are working to open up government-funded research results, this paper will focus on work within the United States.) Bills to ensure that taxpayer-funded research is made freely and openly available to the public have recently been introduced into the 111th Congress. This paper will look specifically at those bills which cover eleven governmental agencies and the Congressional Research Service and view them in light of the successful Public Access Policy at The National Institute of Health (NIH). This paper will also consider some of those players in the foreground and background of the movement to make the electronic products of government-funded research open to all.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: open access, Congressional Research Services, The Fair Copyright in Research Works Act, Federal Research Public Access Act, public access policy
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
B. Information use and sociology of information
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: Helen Vozenilek
Date deposited: 09 Nov 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15


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