Europe: Statement Signed 10 Organizations “On the Exemption of Not-for-Profit Educational and Scientific Repositories, Digital Archives, and Libraries From the Digital Services Act”
From Science Europe:
Some not-for-profit scientific and educational repositories, digital archives, and libraries allow for the upload of content by students, researchers, and third parties. This makes them likely to fall in the scope of the current version of the Digital Services Act, despite it being aimed at commercial platforms. As a result, not-for-profit educational and scientific digital infrastructures will incur additional administrative and financial costs.
Several organisations  representing universities, research performing organisations, research funding organisations, research libraries, and repositories in Europe, call for the exclusion of not-for-profit repositories, digital archives, and libraries from the obligations of the Digital Services Act.
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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.