Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access

The Chronicle of Higher Education

As more federal agencies begin requiring grant recipients to make research results freely available to the public, college librarians have taken on a new role: helping researchers comply with open-access rules.
A February 2013 memorandum from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said federal agencies with more than $100 million in research-and-development expenditures would have torequire that results be available within a year of publication.