Re: Mandating OA around the corner?

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 16:51:56 +0100

Excerpt from Peter Suber's Open Access News

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
has written a Brief to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada, June 29, 2004.

The brief recommends ways in which Canada's Social Science and Humanities
Research Council (SSHRC)
might transform itself, especially to promote new and more effective
forms of scholarly communication. It recommends (p. 4) that

    the SSHRC sign the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI),

    "work actively" toward the BOAI's goals,

    allocate a percentage of each SSHRC research grant to
    OA journal publication fees,

    consider requiring SSHRC grant recipients to deposit
    their work in OA archives,

    and work with other Granting Councils to develop a Canadian national
    policy for open access to taxpayer-funded research.

(Thanks to Colin Steele.)
Posted by Peter Suber at 9:16 AM.
Received on Fri Aug 13 2004 - 16:51:56 BST

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