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Weekly News Digest

August 8, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Fully OA Group Responds to Congressional Bill That Limits Access to Federally Funded Research

The Fully OA Group, which “meets monthly to provide a platform for exchange and collaboration among ‘fully OA’ organizations,” issued a response to the House Appropriations Committee’s FY2024 bill for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. It states, in part:

In our capacity as representatives of leading fully Open Access research publishers and Open Science platforms, we submit our objection to the draft language in the Subcommittee’s FY24 spending bill that blocks implementation of the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) August 2022 guidance to make federally funded research freely available without delay.

As a group of global publishers, we share a single aim—the transition to fully open scientific communication for the benefit of all parts of society. We believe the restriction of funds as outlined in Sec 552 of the bill is detrimental to this goal. We strongly support the OSTP guidelines which we believe represent a significant policy advancement for global scientific and academic research.

For more information, read the response.

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