Saturday, October 20, 2007

NIH Open Access Mandate in Danger

From the Scholarly Communications list (Scholcomm):

Peter Suber reports that the NIH open access mandate may be
deleted or weakened by last-minute amendments to the FY 2008
Labor, Health and Human Services and Education
Appropriations bill.

If you are a US citizen and you support the mandate, there
is an urgent need for you to contact your senators by the
end of business on Monday, October 22.

You can easily contact them using the ALA Action
Alert Web form with my cut-and-paste version of the
Alliance for Taxpayer Access' text about the amendments
or you can use the same form to write your own text.

Best Regards,

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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