Peter Suber at Open Access News is reporting that Harvard University has sent a letter to congress regarding H.R. 801, a bill that would reverse the NIH Open Access mandate (as covered by OEN last month). From the letter:
The NIH public access policy has meant that all Americans have access to the important biomedical research results that they have funded through NIH grants. Some 3,000 articles in the life sciences are added to this invaluable public resource each month because of the NIH policy, and one million visitors a month use the site to take advantage of these research papers. The policy respects copyright law and the valuable work of scholarly publishers.