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Open Access: News & Press Clippings

The following are links to stories in the popular media and public arena on open access, as opposed to scholarly articles and reports on the subjects. Advocates and respository administrators may well find these of use when talking with researchers interested in making deposits. If you spot an online news story of interest, then please do let us know via email.




Open access at Trinity College Dublin (subscription to access)The Irish Times14th Dec


Accessing NIH research: Congress should grant taxpayers free access to the medical studies they fund.Los Angeles Times27th July
The minister will hear you now (public access to data campaign)The Guardian26th July
A window to the world: Universities UK & repositoriesJISC Inform23rd July
To students: Publish your essays and become world famous!
The Royal Library, DenmarkJuly


Call to open up public data useBBC News Online8th June


Push for open access to research BBC News Online28th Feb
Open access can come at a cost (letter)Guardian Unlimited20th Feb
Open access to academic journals (letter)Guardian Unlimited17th Feb
Open access and the price of knowledgeGuardian Unlimited10th Feb

As these are external links, SHERPA makes no claims as to their long term accessibility. The reader should also note that with all items in the popular media these articles may well include a certain element of bias or opinion on the part of the author or contributors.

For a very well sourced and maintained news-site, authors and repository administrators are recomended to access Peter Suber's Open Access News site, which is updated daily.

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