Publicly-funded research: a story about scholarly collaboration | Exchanges
"What would you do if the Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology for the US government said to you 'Stop complaining about the problem and hand me a solution' on open access and public funded research? This is how Fred Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus and former CEO of the American Institute of Physics, did it: After being approached by Bart Gordon, Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, Fred Dylla formed a cross scholarly group with representation from publishers, librarians and universities. This group, avoiding press attention, worked for 6 months to devise a recommendations report that they all agreed on. They presented it to Bart Gordon, who used it to structure policy on government funded research ..."