Free Access to Published Scientific Research


Dr. HAROLD VARMUS 1989 Nobel Laureate, Physiology or Medicine Former Director, National Institutes of Health (1993-1999) President Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

KAREN HUNTER Senior Vice President, Strategy for the combined science, technical and medical (STM) businesses Elsevier Science Inc.
New York, New York

ANN OKERSON Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services Yale University Libraries
New Haven, Connecticut

Last fall, a group of biomedical researchers distributed an open letter demanding that scientific papers become freely available six months after publication. So far, over twenty-four thousand scientists have signed up, and publishers are feeling threatened. In this hour, we'll talk about who should control this information in the future: scientists or publishers?



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