Tag Archives: FRPAA

FASTR is the new FRPAA

On February 14, 2013 the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in both the House and Senate — Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and cosponsor Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Senate bill, S. 350  and Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA) and cosponsors Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Kevin Yoder (R-KS) introduced  the House bill, H.R. 708. ... Read More »

Legislators Want to Hear From Us on Library Issues!

This week, I had the opportunity to meet with the education and library specialists who work for the offices of Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand, two congressional leaders from my home state of New York. As a summer intern at the ALA Washington Office, it has been a joy to work at the very heart of the intersection of librarianship ... Read More »

Petition the White House to Open Access to taxpayer-funded research

Who: You! And anyone you know who supports libraries and supports increasing access to information — especially research that you (the public) helped fund. What: A petition is posted at “We the People” asking the White House to require the published results of taxpayer-funded research be made available via the Internet (without having to pay an additional fee to access ... Read More »

ALA Advocates for Public Access to Federal Research at Brookings Institution Panel

On Wednesday, Corey Williams of the American Library Association’s Washington Office participated in the research panel “Knowledge and Innovation: Understanding Public Access to Research,” hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation in Washington, D.C. The discussion focused on increasing public access to federally-funded research. The event opened with keynote speaker Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), sponsor of H.R. 4004, ... Read More »

ALA to Participate in Technology Research Panel

The American Library Association (ALA) has been selected to participate in “Knowledge and Innovation: Understanding Public Access to Research,” a research panel that will be hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Washington, D.C. from 2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m. The Center will host Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), sponsor of the Federal Research Public ... Read More »