Re: Australia gives $12 million to support open access

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 16:40:05 +0100

Open Access News
(Posted by Peter Suber at 9:10 AM, Tuesday June 8 2004)

Australia wants to make govt-funded research more accessible

The presentations from the conference, Changing Research Practices in the Digital
Information and Communication Environment (Canberra, June 1, 2004) are now online.
Quoting from the June 5 press release on the conference: "The Government believes
that it has a major policy interest in improving the accessibility of research. It
is therefore decided to pursue the agendas of making research quality more
apparent, and research results more accessible, in parallel....In terms of
accessibility of research the NSCF [National Scholarly Communications Forum]
constituents will work with international partners on a number of fronts
especially to develop the concept of 'public funding, public knowledge, public

Peter Suber

Prior American Scientist Open Access Forum Threads on this Topic:

    "University policy mandating self-archiving of research output"

    "Australia gives $12 million to support open access"

    "May 29 article in The Australian"
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