ALA Advocates for Public Access to Federal Research at Brookings Institution Panel 2012-05-18


“On Wednesday, Corey Williams of the American Library Association’s Washington Office participated in the research panel “Knowledge and Innovation: Understanding Public Access to Research,” hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation in Washington, D.C. The discussion focused on increasing public access to federally-funded research. The event opened with keynote speaker Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), sponsor of H.R. 4004, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 (FRPAA). Under the proposed bill, federally-funded, taxpayer -supported research would be made available after six months of publication to the public at no additional cost... Williams, senior lobbyist and associate director of the ALA Office of Government Relations, discussed the impact of the proposed bill on the public. ‘The proposed bill would level the playing field of access,’ Williams said. ‘The public has already funded the research locked behind the paywall. They shouldn’t have to pay a second time to access this research...’”



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Date tagged:

05/18/2012, 11:57

Date published:

05/18/2012, 12:07