The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) are sponsoring a virtual listening session about the recent US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) policy guidance “Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.”
In this session the academic/research library community will share statements and top-of-mind issues with members of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Open Science (SOS) about the new public-access memo. The updated policy guidance includes a number of changes from the 2013 OSTP public-access memo “Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research.” ARL has published a side-by-side comparison of the two memos.
Title: Listening Session on OSTP Policy Guidance: Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research
Date: Wednesday, November 16
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. eastern standard time (EST)
Location: On Zoom
Cost: Free of charge
- Researchers interested in the new OSTP requirements
- Academic and research librarians and library community
- University administrators interested in supporting research activities
- Agency personnel interested in hearing comments from stakeholders
Agenda: View the agenda
This virtual listening session is free and open to the library community. Zoom login information will be sent upon registration.
Quick poll: In preparation for this session, we invite your feedback and participation in a quick poll of top-of-mind issues with regards to the OSTP memo.
Oral comments: If you are interested in sharing your perspective and providing an oral statement during the listening session, please provide a brief statement addressing one of the questions below when completing the quick poll:
- As federal agencies are developing or updating public access plans, what are critical considerations from the academic/research library perspective?
- As federal agencies are developing or updating public access plans, what services does your library already provide or partner on to advance public access (for example, persistent identifiers, deposit, consultation)?
About the Association of College & Research Libraries
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing more than 8,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of research libraries in Canada and the US whose vision is to create a trusted, equitable, and inclusive research and learning ecosystem and prepare library leaders to advance this work in strategic partnership with member libraries and other organizations worldwide. ARL’s mission is to empower and advocate for research libraries and archives to shape, influence, and implement institutional, national, and international policy. ARL develops the next generation of leaders and enables strategic cooperation among partner institutions to benefit scholarship and society. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.