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.

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