Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ACCG: AIA Under Fire on Open Access

Here is a revised press release from the ACCG critical of the AIA on its stand against "open access" to archaeological research:

At public meetings before the State Department's Cultural Property Advisory Committee, AIA members have claimed that import restrictions on cultural goods are necessary to promote archaeological research which is then shared with members of the public.

Isn't the AIA's stance against open access to federally funded research inconsistent with such claims?  Should the AIA instead provide CPAC with a disclaimer that archaeological research is only made freely available to fellow members of the archaeological trade?

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