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Obama Administration Issues Public Access Directive

Posted at 1:05PM Monday 25 Feb 2013

Just days after Congress introduced The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), a bill that would mandate public access to publicly-funded federal research, the Obama Administration Friday used its executive power to issue a Policy Memorandum that could finally make public access a reality—whether FASTR passes or not. But perhaps the most notable aspect of the proposal is that the memo was praised by publishers, and open access advocates alike. And, also by members of Congress.

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