Through initiatives such as ERIC, AGRICOLA, MEDLINE, and PubMed, the US has often been at the forefront of Open Access initiatives and endeavors.
Many early endeavors in gathering and disseminating medical, science, and education information (e.g., the MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and ERIC databases) began in the United States. Increasingly government policy at the national and even state levels are setting the pace for Open Access.
Even some state governments and agencies are getting in on the OA act! Here are some state-level legislative initiatives to provide Open Access to taxpayer-funded research.
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