Research Works Act Legislation is Dead
First, the news earlier today that Elsevier was pulling its support for the RWA.
Now, this news from Alexander Howard: “RIP Research Works Act”
I just received a joint statement from Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, regarding H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act. Here’s the too long/didn’t version that I just tweeted: they will not be taking legislative action on the bill.
Howard’s post continues with the full text of of the statement from Issa and Maloney.
See Also: Legislation to Bar Public-Access Requirement on Federal Research Is Dead (via COHE) by Jennifer Howard
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.