FW: 6/27/2003 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Friday, June 27.
* LEGISLATION FILED ON THURSDAY in the U.S. House of
Representatives would make research papers ineligible for
copyright protection if written by scientists who received
"substantial" federal financing for the work. The intent of
the bill is to provide free and widespread public access to
--> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2003/06/2003062702n.htm
* A WEB SITE ON ART created in colonial-era Spanish America
sheds light on the often-uneasy cultural exchanges between
the indigenous peoples of the New World and their European
--> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2003/06/2003062701t.htm
MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the June issue of "BioScience":
Endangered natural-science collections
Natural-science collections at universities may become as
endangered as some of the species represented among the
specimens they house, says Robert E. Gropp, senior public policy
representative for the American Institute of Biological
"Across the United States, university natural science
collections are scaling back programs or closing their doors,"
he writes. That has prompted concerns about the potential impact
on "national-level infrastructure for biological research," Mr.
Gropp says, and about the training of the next generation of
botanists, zoologists, curators, and others.
Some natural scientists also worry that this is part of a trend
away from organismal biology and toward molecular biology, Mr.
Gropp says. "Some collection managers worry that state budgets
are merely a ruse that some university administrators are using
to reorganize biology programs," he writes.
The article is not online. Information about the journal is
available at http://www.aibs.org/biosciencelibrary
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