ACRL Joins Letter Opposing Research Works Act

On January 24, 2012, ACRL joined ALA and eight other library, publishing, and advocacy organizations in sending a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to express our strong opposition to H.R. 3699, The Research Works Act. The letter states, “This proposed legislation would unfairly and unnecessarily prohibit federal agencies from conditioning research grants to ensure that all members of the public receive timely, equitable, online access to articles that report the results of federally funded research that their tax dollars directly support.”