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Jason Baird Jackson, Director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington



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By: Anthropology Blogs Respond to AAA on Open Access | Anthropology Report

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:44:09 +0000

[...] asked if the American Anthropological Association might disavow the research works act. As Jason Baird Jackson put it: “The current moment provides a perfect, high profile opportunity to express this [...]



By: How the Society for Cultural Anthropology is Speaking Out About the Research Works Act #RWA | Shreds and Patches

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 03:59:09 +0000

[...] In a recent post, I posed the question that many scholars are asking of the scholarly societies to which they belong and of the publishers with whom they work. The question concerns the stance taken by such societies and publishers with respect to the Research Works Act (H.R. 3699). The American Association of Publishers supports this proposed U.S. law, which would roll back open access policies at the National Institutes of Health and block other federal agencies of establishing public access requirements for funded research. (Many good online sources exist for learning more about this bill.) The bill is opposed by the library community, open access advocates, public interest groups, many scholars, and some not-for-profit publishers. [...]



By: The question is not ‘does’ but ‘can’ | Savage Minds

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:21:25 +0000

[...] at his blog, Jason Jackson wonder whether that AAA supports HR 3699 or not. It’s a good question, but I think there is an even better one to ask: can the AAA [...]



By: Anthropology & Open Access - 11 January 2012 | Anthropology Report

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:16:27 +0000

[...] Does the AAA Support or Oppose the Research Works Act?, Jason Baird Jackson As an anthropologist, I would love for the American Anthropological Association to follow the lead of these publishers and disavow the Research Works Act. . . . The current moment provides a perfect, high profile opportunity to express this change of stance and to repair some of the damage done to the association’s reputation in the context of the scholarly communication debates of the past five years. Shreds and Patches, 12 January 2012 [...]