The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has
requested input on "enhancing public access to archived
publications resulting from research funded by federal
science and technology agencies" by 1/7/10 (see the Alliance
for Taxpayer Access call to action, http://bit.ly/5z1GFW).
The online discussion is being conducted on the OSTP blog in
three ten-day periods that cover these topics:
December 10–20: Implementation
December 21–31: Features and technology
January 1–7: Management
To post comments on the OSTP blog, you must register
(http://bit.ly/7iH9Ey) and login
(http://blog.ostp.gov/wp-login.php). There are also
registration and login links on the sidebar of the Archive
for the Public Access Policy OSTP blog category
(http://bit.ly/8yf5qf) at the bottom right and on the OSTP
blog home page (http://bit.ly/kKCey) in the same location.
The current discussion post is "Policy Forum on Public
Access to Federally Funded Research: Implementation"
As noted in the Federal Register announcement
(http://bit.ly/5J1ZAp) about the solicitation, comments can
also be e-mailed to [log in to unmask]
You can read more about the OSTP solicitation at "Obama
Administration Potentially a Strong Voice in Open Access
Debate" (http://bit.ly/5IsNOK) and "Obama's Open Government
Plan Includes Open Access for Research Publications"
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Publisher, Digital Scholarship