Difference between revisions of "Notes on the Research Works Act"

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* The [http://www.publishers.org/ Association of American Publishers] (AAP) has [http://goo.gl/aaVnw endorsed] the bill. However, the AAP did not consult its [http://publishers.org/members/ members] before endorsing the bill, and it's unclear how many AAP members actually support the bill.
 
* The [http://www.publishers.org/ Association of American Publishers] (AAP) has [http://goo.gl/aaVnw endorsed] the bill. However, the AAP did not consult its [http://publishers.org/members/ members] before endorsing the bill, and it's unclear how many AAP members actually support the bill.
  
* Here's a list of AAP members who have publicly disavowed the AAP position on RWA (chronological by announcement date):
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* AAP members who reject the RWA and publicly disavow the AAP position on RWA (chronological by announcement date):
 
*# [http://mitpress.mit.edu MIT Press]. See the January 11, 2012, [https://plus.google.com/u/0/109377556796183035206/posts/CWBxzWCuwKx announcement] by Ellen Faran, Director of MIT Press.
 
*# [http://mitpress.mit.edu MIT Press]. See the January 11, 2012, [https://plus.google.com/u/0/109377556796183035206/posts/CWBxzWCuwKx announcement] by Ellen Faran, Director of MIT Press.
 
*# [http://www.ithaka.org ITHAKA].  See the January 12, 2012, [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/ithaka-becomes-second-aap-member-to.html announcement].
 
*# [http://www.ithaka.org ITHAKA].  See the January 12, 2012, [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/ithaka-becomes-second-aap-member-to.html announcement].
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*# [http://www.aaas.org/ Association for the Advancement of Science] (AAAS).  See the January 18, 2012,[http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/0118rwa.shtml announcement] by Ginger Pinholster, Director of the AAAS Office of Public Programs, and Alan Leshner, AAAS Chief Executive Officer.
 
*# [http://www.aaas.org/ Association for the Advancement of Science] (AAAS).  See the January 18, 2012,[http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/0118rwa.shtml announcement] by Ginger Pinholster, Director of the AAAS Office of Public Programs, and Alan Leshner, AAAS Chief Executive Officer.
  
* Here's a list of hints, borderline cases, and near misses.  With more information, they could move to the list above.
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* AAP members who apparently reject the RWA, but whose position requires confirmation.
 
*# [http://press.uchicago.edu/index.html University of Chicago Press]. In a January 17, 2012, [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-aap-members-stay-neutral-in-row.html?showComment=1326792422082#c6258166846680045112 comment] on [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-aap-members-stay-neutral-in-row.html Richard Poynder's blog], Arno Bosse reports that the U of Chicago Press told him that it does not support RWA.  But Bosse doesn't speak for the press and doesn't quote a statement from the press.
 
*# [http://press.uchicago.edu/index.html University of Chicago Press]. In a January 17, 2012, [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-aap-members-stay-neutral-in-row.html?showComment=1326792422082#c6258166846680045112 comment] on [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-aap-members-stay-neutral-in-row.html Richard Poynder's blog], Arno Bosse reports that the U of Chicago Press told him that it does not support RWA.  But Bosse doesn't speak for the press and doesn't quote a statement from the press.
 
*# [http://www.cambridge.org/ Cambridge University Press]. A week after CUP told Richard Poynder that "it is too early for us to make any public statements" on RWA, Poynder was allowed (January 17, 2012) to [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/research-works-act-cambridge-university.html share this statement] from Peter Davison, CUP's Director of Corporate Affairs:  "Cambridge University Press has submitted testimony to the United States Office of Science and Technology in response to the Request for Information (2011-28623) on subjects related to HR 3699. Our testimony is not identical to the position adopted by the Association of American Publishers. In particular, we write: ‘We support all sustainable access models that ensure the permanence and integrity of the scholarly record... The Bill as proposed could undermine the underlying freedoms expected by and of scholarly authors....’ "
 
*# [http://www.cambridge.org/ Cambridge University Press]. A week after CUP told Richard Poynder that "it is too early for us to make any public statements" on RWA, Poynder was allowed (January 17, 2012) to [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/research-works-act-cambridge-university.html share this statement] from Peter Davison, CUP's Director of Corporate Affairs:  "Cambridge University Press has submitted testimony to the United States Office of Science and Technology in response to the Request for Information (2011-28623) on subjects related to HR 3699. Our testimony is not identical to the position adopted by the Association of American Publishers. In particular, we write: ‘We support all sustainable access models that ensure the permanence and integrity of the scholarly record... The Bill as proposed could undermine the underlying freedoms expected by and of scholarly authors....’ "
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* Publishers who reject the RWA but are not members of AAP.
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*# [http://www.iscb.org/ International Society for Computational Biology]. See the January 11, 2012, [http://sciblogs.co.nz/code-for-life/2012/01/11/iscb-to-respond-to-research-works-act-hr-3699/ announcement] by B.J. Morrison McKay, ISCB Executive Officer.
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*# [http://www.biomedcentral.com/ BioMed Central]. See the January 20, 2012, [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/biomed-central-opposes-research-works.html announcement].  (Note that [http://www.springer.com/ Springer], BMC's parent company, [http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/springer-statement-on-us-research-works.html supports] the RWA.)

Revision as of 16:39, 21 January 2012

  • AAP members who apparently reject the RWA, but whose position requires confirmation.
    1. University of Chicago Press. In a January 17, 2012, comment on Richard Poynder's blog, Arno Bosse reports that the U of Chicago Press told him that it does not support RWA. But Bosse doesn't speak for the press and doesn't quote a statement from the press.
    2. Cambridge University Press. A week after CUP told Richard Poynder that "it is too early for us to make any public statements" on RWA, Poynder was allowed (January 17, 2012) to share this statement from Peter Davison, CUP's Director of Corporate Affairs: "Cambridge University Press has submitted testimony to the United States Office of Science and Technology in response to the Request for Information (2011-28623) on subjects related to HR 3699. Our testimony is not identical to the position adopted by the Association of American Publishers. In particular, we write: ‘We support all sustainable access models that ensure the permanence and integrity of the scholarly record... The Bill as proposed could undermine the underlying freedoms expected by and of scholarly authors....’ "