Monday, February 27, 2012

Research Works Act is DOA

It was announced this morning that Elsevier had pulled its support for the Research Works Act.  Richard Poynder on his blog noted that Elsevier had posted a notice on its website withdrawing support for the bill.  This afternoon, the Chronicle announced that the legislation has died in Congress.

Whether it was the effect of the boycott which has resulted in over 7500 signatures or not, the fact remains that Congress still must pass the FRPAA 2012 to ensure and expand access to federally funded research. 

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