UC Berkeley joins five-member open access pact; BRII extended for another year

UC Berkeley, along with Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a five-member pact, in order to “provid[e] ‘barrier-free access to information’ — from DNA-sequencing data to medical research to sociological studies — to academics and the general public alike.” In order to fulfill its promise in the pact, the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII), which was launched as a pilot program in January 2008, will be extended for another year.  BRII “subsidize[s] scholars who choose to make their work available online at no cost to readers.” Click here to see October 2 article from Berkeleyan.

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