] Anger over limits on access to research results, due
] largely to high publication prices, has risen to the
] point a federal backlash is brewing.
] Congress is moving to force a shift to "open access," a
] form of free-to-consumer publishing, for scientific
] papers. The move angers commercial publishers, who see
] their livelihoods threatened, and scares scientific
] societies, who are afraid they will face revenue losses
] or new costs they cannot afford. Even librarians, who
] pushed for the move, are cautious, because they are
] concerned for the health of the scientific societies.
[ Interesting article, particularly for those of us no longer in school who are interested in accessing interesting papers... -k]
United Press International: PoliSci: House acts on research access