The bipartisan FASTR Act, reintroduced in both the U.S. House and Senate, would require that U.S. federal government agencies with extramural research budgets in excess of $100 million establish consistent, permanent public access policies for articles reporting on their funded research. Today’s SPARC press release notes that “articles reporting on the results of taxpayer-funded research would be made available to the general public to freely access and fully use. FASTR would codify the 2013 White House Directive to provide greater public access to taxpayer-funded research.”
Academic librarians across Oregon can play an important role in supporting such legislation…make your support known to your elected representatives. SPARC provides an editable letter which can be submitted online to your legislators.Please support the FASTR Act today!
ACRL-OR Vice-president (2014-2015)
Instruction & Science Librarian | Associate Professor
Oregon State University Libraries