Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) submitted comments in response to the request for information issued November 3, 2011, by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). We recommended approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and broad public access to the peer-reviewed scholarly publications that result from federally funded scientific research. ALA and ACRL have long believed that ensuring public access to the fruits of federally funded research is a logical, feasible, and widely beneficial goal.
We encourage ALA and ACRL members to submit their own detailed comments to OSTP, either as individuals or on behalf of their libraries, community colleges, colleges, or universities. The deadline for responses is extended to January 12, 2012. Find more information in the call to action issued by the Alliance for Taxpayer Access.