The “Open Access to Research Articles Act” (SB 1900) recently passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly.
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