115 US university presidents and provosts endorse FRPAA self-archiving mandate proposal

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 00:37:58 +0100

More US university presidents and provosts are signing to support the
proposed FRPAA self-archiving mandate. Let us hope that they will not now
sit waiting for the Act to pass, but will sign a self-archiving mandate
for their own university (the Immediate-Deposit/Optional-Access [IDOA]
mandate is the optimal one, *infinitely* preferable to Optional Delayed
Deposit mandates)


and then register it in ROARMAP for other universities to emulate:


(UK vice-chancellors and pro-vice-chancellors should hasten to adopt
IDOA too, now that half the RCUK research councils and the Wellcome
Trust have already mandated self-archiving! The European Commission
is next...)


    [From Peter Suber's Open Access News]

    115 presidents and provosts endorse FRPAA The SPARC list
    of presidents and provosts who have publicly endorsed FRPAA
    now includes the 53 liberal arts college presidents
    who signed the September 5 Oberlin Group letter.
    The total is now a very impressive 115.

    Posted by Peter Suber in OA News at 9/07/2006 03:33:00 PM.
Received on Fri Sep 08 2006 - 03:24:02 BST

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