Open Access Legislation Passes Illinois Senate and House, Awaits Governors Signature
Legislation State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) [where Northwestern U. is located] sponsored to work toward making state universities’ taxpayer-funded research available to the public passed the House today [May 16, 2013] by a vote of 98-16. Senate Bill 1900, which will require each public university to convene an open access task force, now awaits the governor’s signature.
The task forces will study other institutions’ experiences with open access and issue recommendations as to how each school can make more of its researchers’ work available to the public at no cost.
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Hat Tip and Thanks: Alliance For Taxpayers Access
See Also: The Illinois Open Access to Articles Act (SB 1900) (via SPARC)
See Also: “Biss’ legislation puts Illinois on path to open access” (via Sen. Biss; April 25, 2013)
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