Saturday, August 03, 2013
University of California moving to make its research open-access
A very internet moment-- I just saw on my Feedly Reader feed of Techmeme (itself an aggregator site) that the University of California senate has approved open-access rules for research performed by UC faculty. Published research will be available to the public at no charge. The link to the UC announcement is here. I agree with Gregory Ferenstein of TechCrunch (see first link) that it will be great for people who are interested in reading about all types of science. I also really agree with the principle that the public has already paid for this research and should have access to the results.