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SPARC Responds to Federal Public Access Plan

The executive director of  the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Heather Joseph, issued a statement in response to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) plan for increasing public access to results of federally-funded scientific research.  The department’s plan is part of a new White House Directive requiring 21 agencies and departments to improve the public’s ability to ‘freely access, search, download, and analyze the entire collection of articles and data resulting from research funded by the U.S. government.’  However, Joseph and SPARC criticize the DOE plan as not going far enough to complete the administration’s vision.

Joseph’s complete statement can be found on SPAC’s Web site. The University of Tennessee Libraries are members of SPARC.
The DOE plan can be found here.

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