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Support California's New Open Access Bill

Support California's New Open Access Bill | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it
Good news: we are finally seeing real progress toward improving the public's ability to access to the research we pay for.
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New Bill Helps Expand Public Access to Scientific Knowledge

New Bill Helps Expand Public Access to Scientific Knowledge | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it

Internet users around the world got a Valentine's Day present yesterday in the form of new legislation that requires U.S. government agencies to improve public access to federally funded research.

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Support FASTR for open access to research.

Support FASTR for open access to research. | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it

The Electronic Frontier Foundation launch a petition for open access to research.

Government agencies like the National Science Foundation invest millions of taxpayer dollars into scientific research every year, and yet you — the taxpayer — don't have access to the results unless you pay thousands of dollars to buy academic journals.

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And another call to US students :

Students: Get Your University Press to Support FASTR

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/03/students-get-university-press-support-fastr

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Three Things Students Can Do Now to Promote Open Access

Three Things Students Can Do Now to Promote Open Access | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it

The open access movement is a long-standing campaign in the world of research to make scholarly works freely available and reusable. One of its fundamental premises is that the progress of knowledge and culture happens scholarly works of all kinds are widely shared, not hidden in ivory towers built with paywalls and shorn by harsh legal regimes.

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