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    But we're not. This seems like a great role for the Library of Congress, right? But they are not doing it.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 02:47:13 PM PST

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    •  Its the research institutions themselves (5+ / 0-)

      who should be asking.

      If they wanted funding for open access, they would have asked for it long before now.

      As a breast cancer activist, the community tried to work on this problem several years ago, to no avail.  My perception was that there was no open access because the institutions themselves don't want it.

      Why?  I don't know.  Perhaps they don't want public scrutiny or they want to control access to protect future opportunities for patents and big bucks.

      This problem is bigger than just needing funds to make stuff available to the public online.  It's a breakdown in our system and a huge barrier to research.

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 03:40:01 PM PST

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      •  The Universities are more concerned about getting (3+ / 0-)
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        their ICR (indirect cost recovery) money than anything.  A big piece of every research grant goes to the institution sponsoring the research.  Pretty much unrestricted funds for all sorts of uses.

        •  Then his death is on their conscience (2+ / 0-)
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          along with lack of progress in scientific research.

          Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

          by Betty Pinson on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:06:51 PM PST

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