Friday, June 06, 2008

Canadian Association of Research Libraries calls for Canadian OA Mandate

From Open Access News (ps=Peter Suber)

CARL calls for Canadian OA mandate

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has released its April 2008 submission on Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada’s Advantage to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.   (Thanks to the INIST Libre Accès blog.)  Excerpt:

There is a real opportunity for Canada to join a worldwide movement to improve the accessibility of research results, and increase the research impact of federal investments....


That all granting councils and funding agencies implement policies that require their funded researchers make their research publications available free of charge....

That the Canadian government invest in the development of a digital repository infrastructure to support access to research data and publications....

PS:  In two past posts (one, two) I've blogged  six other pro-OA submissions to the same committee.