From: Sandy Thatcher <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:21:54 -0600
It's not clear to me whether FASTR will apply to the NEH. A posting on
SCHOLCOM includes the NEH among the agencies covered, but the
information i have about the NEH budget doesn't suggest that its
"extramural research budget" exceeds $100 million. Indeed, it appears
to be considerably below that threshold.
This is particularly important, I believe, because FASTR will operate
with a kind of license that is equivalent to CC-BY, or so Peter Suber
claims in his commentary. That type of license removes any control
scholars would have over, among other things, poor translations of
their writings into foreign languages. I imagine humanists might be
especially concerned about giving up such control.
> Of wide interest, a new instance of previously introduced legislation.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Gary Price <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM
> The legislation was introduced today.
> On infoDOCKET we've posted a roundup that includes the full text of the
> legislation, a two page summary, and comment/analysis from a number of
> people and organizations.
> Gary D. Price, MLIS
> Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal's INFOdocket.com
> Co-Founder and Editor, FullTextReports.com
> Information Industry Analyst