Open Access

February 24, 2012

The provosts (chief academic officers) of the institutions that comprise the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (AKA the Big 10) have written a fine letter in support of open access to federally-funded research and scholarship.  The gist of it:

We believe that open access to such federally-funded research reports facilitates scholarly collaboration, accelerates progress, and reinforces our government’s accountability to taxpayers and commitment to promoting an informed citizenry essential to the enduring stability of our democracy.

They are especially concerned about the Research Works Act (H.R. 3699) recently introduced in Congress.  As well they should be.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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