October 20, 2011
ACRL Signs Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and the Humanities
Quoting from ACRL Insider:
ACRL has long supported open access to scholarship as a central principle for reform in the system of scholarly communication. In ACRL’s new strategic plan, the plan for excellence, the goal in the area of research and scholarly environment is that librarians accelerate the transition to a more open system of scholarship. Signing the Berlin Declaration is one way college and university libraries can demonstrate their intention to influence scholarly publishing policies and practices toward a more open system.