Please consider signing the White House petition by June 19!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Obama Administration is actively considering taking action to open up the results of research funded by taxpayer dollars, by making scientific articles freely available online.

As of June 18, more than 27,300 people signed a petition on the White House "We the People" website that calls for Public Access to all Federally Funded Research. Since the petition has already garnered 25,000 signatures by June 19th, 2012, it will be reviewed by White House staff, and considered for action. The organizers of the petition have met the initial goal, but want to show how important this issue is to Americans by collecting as many signatures as possible before June 19th.

Consider signing the petition today, and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to do the same. You are eligible to sign if you are at least 13 years old, and have a valid email address.

Want to learn more? Watch this great one-minute YouTube video.

Read more about the petition at

  • Ada Emmett
    Director, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Josh Bolick
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Marianne Reed
    Digital Initiatives Manager
    Digital Initiatives, KU Libraries
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