Chief Justice John Roberts in his annual report on the state of the US judiciary:
"[While pneumatic tubes were invented in the 19th century] news of this dawning era was slow to reach the Supreme Court. It was not until 1931 that the Marshal of the Court proposed installing a pneumatic tube system in the Courtroom [for delivering print copies of new opinions to the press]....The Court’s pneumatic age ended in 1971, when Chief Justice Burger authorized the removal of the pneumatic tube system....The Supreme Court is currently developing its own electronic filing system, which may be operational as soon as 2016. Once the system is implemented, all filings at the Court —petitions and responses to petitions, merits briefs, and all other types of motions and applications— will be available to the legal community and the public without cost on the Court’s website."
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"[T]he Director [of] Advocacy has overall responsibility for the advocacy direction, vision and execution to support the PLOS mission and goals and overall management responsibility for the experienced group of highly motivated and collaborative advocacy staff. The Director, Advocacy will be a key leader of PLOS’ continued innovation to enable transparent, collaborative and barrier-free scientific communication...."
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"UC Berkeley Library is looking for a...Scholarly Communication Officer whose principal role will be to educate the university community about scholarly publication modes, intellectual property/copyright, and open access issues and services. S/he will be a campus resource on local, national and international scholarly communication developments and activities and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction...."
"A bipartisan coalition of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives today introduced the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act, a bill to improve public access to federally-funded research. The FASTR Act’s introduction coincides with “Sunshine Week,” a movement to highlight the need for transparency and openness from the federal government...."
FASTR is the best bill ever introduced in Congress on OA. For background, see my reference page on the bill <bit.ly/hoap-fastr>, which I'll soon update with details on its re-introduction in the current session.
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Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, University of Massachusetts Boston
Dr. Zen Faulkes, University of Texas Pan-American
Dr. Amelia Green, Drexel University
Dr. Ethan Perlstein, PerlsteinLab
David Shiffman, University of Miami
Dr. Barbara Walker, University of California Santa Barbara
Cindy Wu, Experiment.com
Dr. Jai Ranganathan (moderator), SciFund Challenge
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