Scholarly Communication and Public Policy

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Implications of Public Policy

Current legislation on copyright, fair use, as well as open access for federally funded research, is monitored closely. Impacts on higher education are such that all members of the community should be aware of implications current legislation has on sharing research and making information accessible.

Federally Funded Research

NIH Mandate, effective April 7, 2008
"Effective April 7, 2008, the agency requires investigators to deposit their articles stemming from NIH funding in the NIH online archive." ARL  NIH Public Access Policy, Guide.

NIH Bill
Previously introduced in 2006 and 2005 under different names and sponsors to make mandatory any research funded by NIH to be made available in an open access archive within one year of publication.

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