Four major university associations have issued a call for action:
* Association of American Universities (AAU)
* Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
* Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
* National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC)
The document is called "The University’s Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship – A Call to Action." The statement has separate recommendations aimed at campus leaders and at associations serving research institutions or university consortia.
According to Charles Lowry of ARL:
"The statement is the outgrowth of a roundtable discussion held last August that engaged provosts, chief research officers, chief information officers, senior faculty, and library and university press directors. The roundtable was initiated by ARL and jointly organized with AAU, NASULGC, and CNI to identify actions that should be taken to expand the dissemination of the products of the university community’s research and scholarship. Leadership bodies at all four organizations reviewed the statement and voted their support for the recommended actions."