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First U.S. Public Access Policy Made Permanent

First U.S. Public Access Policy Made Permanent, Jennifer McLennan, ARL, March 12, 2009.

2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act ensures NIH public access policy will persist

President Obama yesterday signed into law the 2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes a provision making the National Institutes’ of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy permanent. The NIH Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access requires eligible NIH-funded researchers to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts into the National Library of Medicine’s online archive, PubMed Central (PMC). Full texts of the articles are made publicly available and searchable online in PMC no later than 12 months after publication in a journal….

Or, maybe that should be ‘permanent – for now.’ Alas, John Conyers is still committed to his so-called ‘Fair Copyright in Research Works Act’ (HR 801):

Permanent, for Now: Bill Solidifies NIH Mandate but Legislative Challenge Looms, by Andrew Albanese, Library Journal, 3/12/2009.

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