[OAI-eprints] May issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter

Peter Suber peters at earlham.edu
Tue May 2 14:36:28 EDT 2006

* Announcement (cross-posted) *

I just mailed the May issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter.  This 
issue takes a close look at Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) just 
introduced in the US Senate by Senators John Cornyn and Joe Lieberman.  The 
FRPAA mandates OA for federally funded research and imposes a firm six 
month deadline.  The Top Stories section takes a brief look at the EC 
report calling for an OA mandate to publicly-funded research, the 
developing OA policy at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 
NIH-Director Elias Zerhouni's public admission that the NIH policy might 
need a mandate, two recent clues the RCUK thinking about OA, a new call for 
OA to biodiversity data, an "email-eprints" button for Eprints and DSpace 
archiving software, and the beta of Microsoft Live Academic Search.

May issue

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