A Free-for-All Plan

Boston University's council voted last week to make the scholarly work of faculty and staff freely available online, reports BU Today. The resolution calls for the creation of an archive to house research and scholarship produced by the faculty that may be accessed for free, as long as the authors are properly credited and the work is not used for profit.

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