On February 22, 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memorandum on, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.” Today marks the first release of a funding agency’s plans to fulfill […]
The US government’s rulemaking process will drive the implementation of the OSTP’s open access policy. An overview of that process is presented.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a prototype public access system that is designed to go to publisher’s websites.
Here is how CHORUS works, in its simplest form.
Like rock and roll, Open Access is here to stay but, as with rock and roll, it doesn’t always live up to its own hype.
A proposed partnership between publishers and the US government in response to the OSTP memorandum may show the way forward for public-private networked information solutions.
The OSTP access memorandum has led to hearings this month. Be sure to contribute and observe.
Nature (the journal) announces unwavering support for Gold OA on the same day Nature (the company) announces a major Gold OA partnership. But Nature (the journal) doesn’t itself adopt Gold OA. Why not?
The OSTP memorandum is a reasonable step forward for everyone. However, a NYT editorial provides misleading interpretations of its scope and design.
The OSTP public access memorandum provides flexibility across many US federal agencies. The possible complexities combined with current budget realities mean there is much to tame and little to spend doing it.
The public access policy for the OSTP is announced, and it is even-handed, realistic, designed for rapid implementation, and a sign that the OA movement has matured into one that can work collaboratively to move forward.
An interview with Fred Dylla of the American Institute of Physics, and why funding is at the heart of many issues we currently face.
Responses to the OSTP’s RFI are in and available. Some big ideas exist. Can the Scholarly Kitchen’s audience help us discover the best?
As the deadline for responses to the OSTP RFI approaches, perhaps we should reflect on how the government can make its own research reports available in a more complete, direct, and affordable manner.
The US government’s requests for information are of great importance for the future of academia and scholarly publishing. If you’re a traditionalist who sees open access as the downfall of civilization, an advocate who thinks information must be free, or someone who falls somewhere in between, this is your chance to create the future you’re seeking.