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Friday, July 31, 2015

Open Access and Libraries

Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access

Mary Ellen McIntire | July 30, 2015

As more federal agencies begin requiring grant recipients to make research results freely available to the public, college librarians have taken on a new role: helping researchers comply with open-access rules.

A February 2013 memorandum from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said federal agencies with more than $100 million in research-and-development expenditures would have to require that results be available within a year of publication.

<more at; related links: (Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research. February 22, 2013) and (Libraries cheer passage of strong open access legislation in U.S. Senate)>

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