Hearing Information (via House.gov)
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Live Web Stream Be Available
Hearing Begins at 9:30 A.M
- Mr. H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Physics ||| Prepared Testimony
- Mr. Elliot Maxwell, Project Director for the Digital Connections Council, Committee on Economic Development ||| Prepared Testimony
- Mr. Scott Plutchak, Director, Lister Hill Library at University of Alabama at Birmingham ||| Prepared Testimony
- Mr. Stuart Shieber, Director, Office for Scholarly Communications, Harvard University ||| Prepared Testimony
- Dr. Crispin Taylor, Executive Director, American Society of Plant Biologists ||| Prepared Testimony
On Monday, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) held a Congressional briefing on the issue of public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research. Learn more via SPARC.
On Tuesday, FRPAA picked up a whopping 24 additional co-sponsors (yes, both democrats and republicans) – joining Rep. Mike Doyle (D- PA), Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), the original co-sponsors who introduced the bill. Among the additional co-sponsors backing the bill was Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who was presented with the 2012 James Madison Award by the American Library Association (ALA) during the annual Freedom of Information Day event held here in Washington, DC on March 16. Rep. Lofgren was recognized for her work on supporting a wide range of library-related issues, including open access and FRPAA legislation.
Then on Thursday the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight added to its schedule a hearing for March 29 at 9:30 a.m. on Examining Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests.