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Letter Supporting FRPAA of 2009

Feb
24

Open letter from liberal arts college presidents supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009:

As liberal arts college presidents, we are writing to express our strong support for S. 1373, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009, which has been introduced into the U.S. Senate by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX). This bill would require federal agencies whose external research budgets exceed $100 million to develop policies that would ensure public access via the Internet to their funded
research. (September 23, 2009)

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FRPAA Press Release September 23, 2009

Feb
24

For Immediate Release - September 23, 2009
Federal Research Public Access Act Endorsed by 57 College Presidents

OBERLIN, OHIO -- Fifty-seven liberal arts college presidents have proclaimed in an open letter their support for the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 (S.1373). The letter notes the importance of liberal arts colleges for the nation’s scientific and scholarly productivity, the colleges’ record of producing Ph.D.s who become active researchers, and the lack of access to research literature at these colleges and other higher education institutions due to economic factors.

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Open letter on the Federal Research Public Access Act

Feb
24

An open letter from fifty-nine liberal arts college presidents supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 and a related Press Release. The original letter was issued September 23, 2009 with fifty-seven signatories. (September 23, 2009)

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