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2013

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The Political Economy Of Federally Sponsored Data, Bart Ragon Nov 2013

The Political Economy Of Federally Sponsored Data, Bart Ragon

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Librarian involvement in the Open Access (OA) movement has traditionally focused on access to scholarly publications. Recent actions by the White House have focused attention on access on the data produced from federally sponsored research. Questions have emerged concerning access to the output of federally sponsored research and whether it is a public or private good. Understanding the political battle over access to federally funded research is closely tied to the ownership of the peer review process in higher education and associated revenue streams, and as a result, interest groups seeking to influence government regulation have politicized the issues. As ...