Public Access Policies

Letter to Senate re: Support for timely online access to articles reporting the results of government-funded research (July 16, 2007)

Letter from library associations concerning the FY08 Labor/HHS/Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

pdf ltr_to_senate_re_nih_16july07.pdf


Mandatory Public Access to Federally Funded Research Does Not Violate Copyright Obligations

Statement from ARL, SPARC, and ALA refuting the argument of several publishers of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals who argued that proposed legislative changes to the NIH Public Access Policy would violate U.S. treaty obligations under Article 13 of TRIPS and Article 9 of the Berne Convention, and potentially constitute a "compulsory license."

pdf public-access-statement-nih-july07.pdf


Letter to Richard G. Davis and Cynthia Etkin re: support for the draft Guidelines, Establishing Shared Regional Depository Libraries (Jun. 5, 2007)

Letter from ARL in support of the addition of $2 million in the FY 2008 Senate, State, Foreign Operations and Related Program appropriations bill.

pdf ltgpo-rreg-05jun07.pdf


The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006: Campus FAQ

Addresses questions such as, "What does the legislation entail?" and "Who does it affect?"

pdf frpaa-campusfaq-2006.pdf


The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (Cornyn-Lieberman): Frequently Asked Questions

Addresses questions such as, "What does this bill do?" and "Why is public access important?"

pdf frpaa-faq-2006.pdf


Letter to ARL re: Comment on NARA/iArchives agreement (Apr. 27, 2007)

Letter from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in response to ARL's comment on the NARA/iArchives agreement.

pdf nara-iarchives-27april07.pdf


Short Talking Points on PubChem/CAS Issue

PubChem is a free, publicly available database created by NIH in 2004 to provide information about small molecules for use as research tools and as potential starting points that may lead to the development of new medications. The database connects chemical information with biomedical research and clinical information in a connect-the-dots fashion, organizing facts in numerous public databases into a unified whole.

pdf pubchem-cas-talkingpoints.pdf

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