Finally, the United States has a signable electronic petition urging public access to publicly-funded research.
I would consider it a personal favor if every single States-based reader of Caveat Lector would at least go read this petition. If it appeals to you, sign it.
If you are an academic librarian, please bring this to the attention of your library’s and/or your institution’s administration. Open access to taxpayer-funded research is the wedge issue that brings us closer to a solid resolution for the serials crisis. Without your support, and your institutions’ support, we’ll be stuck in the same old stalemate we’ve endured for three decades.
Please. It’s time, and past time. Read, and consider signing. Thank you.