May 10, 2013California Open Access Bill Clears CommitteeLibrary Journal
, Meredith Schwartz, May 9, 2013
October 25, 2012Yoder Promotes Open Access to Tax-Funded Research
Tim Carpenter, The Topeka Capital-Journal
, October 24, 2012
October 23, 2012‘Game-changing’ new option is Open Access Week highlight for optics and photonics publisher
SPIE, October 22, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Journal editors are expressingenthusiastic support for a new open access option announced recently by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
October 15, 2012Open Access Week Preview
Abby Clobridge, Information Today,
October 15, 2012
June 7, 2012SPARC's Executive Director, Heather Joseph, on Australian ABC's "Radio National"
Librarians and academics all over the world are up in arms. They’re angry and they’re making their displeasure known—they’re as mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore! Why? They’re protesting over the cost of academic journals and access to knowledge. And the focus of their anger is the handful of international publishing companies who control the lion’s share of the academic publishing market.
June 5, 2012Open Access Petition Passes 25,000 Threshold
Matt Enis, LibraryJournal, June 4, 2012
A petition calling for public access to all federally funded research posted last month on the White House’s “We the People” website has garnered the 25,000 signatures necessary to be considered for action by the Obama Administration.
June 5, 2012White House Petition Urging Open Access Reaches 25,000 Signers
Jocelyn Kaiser, ScienceInsider, June 4, 2012
A petition urging the White House to expand federal policies requiring free access to taxpayer-funded research papers has gotten the 25,000 signatures needed to trigger a response.
The petition was launched on 13 May by a group of open access advocates including Heather Joseph, executive director of Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition in Washington, D.C. "Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to be posted on the Internet ... would speed the research process and increase the return on our investment in scientific research," the petition states.
May 30, 2012RUK: The Maturing Threat of Open Access
Jared Woodard, The Street, May 30, 2012
"We all face the same paradox. We faculty do the research, write the papers, referee papers by other researchers, serve on editorial boards, all of it for free ... and then we buy back the results of our labour at outrageous prices." That sentiment, expressed in April by Robert Darnton, the director of the Harvard library, is the reason why the rich profit margins enjoyed for so long by publishers like Reed Elsevier will prove unsustainable in the face of technological change.
May 25, 2012White House Petitioned to Make Research Free to Access
Zoë Corbyn, Nature, May 25, 2012
More than 17,000 people have signed an online petition urging US President Barack Obama to require all scientific journal articles resulting from US taxpayer-funded research to be made freely available online. The signatures, obtained within a week of the petition's launch after an active social media campaign, put it over two-thirds of the way towards the threshold that will require an official response from the White House.
May 24, 2012Advocates Nudge Obama to Expand Open Access without Congress
GenomeWeb, May 24, 2012
Advocates who support greater public access to federally-funded research have begun pressing the White House to take action soon to make the results of nearly all taxpayer-funded research publicly available by adopting a government-wide policy resembling one already in place at the National Institutes of Health.
April 24, 2012Harvard University says it can't afford Journal Publishers' Prices
Ian Sample, The Guardian, April 24, 2012
University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls.
April 11, 2012World Bank Moves to be More Transparent to PublicGhana Business News
, April 11, 2012