In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Government Relations and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the University Libraries advocates for public access policies, opposes legislation that would thwart the mission of the academy, and responds to federal requests for information.  Recent advocacy efforts include

  • Letter to Congress opposing the Research Works Act (2012)
  • Response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information (RFI) on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research (2012).
  • Response to the OSTP RFI on Public Access to Digital Data (2012)