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Australian and New Zealand libraries commit to Open Infrastructure

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Eleven universities from Australia and New Zealand just made a one-year pledge of 22,275 euros to DOAB/OAPEN, OpenCitations and PKP with the prospect of pledging more next year. We are grateful to the Council of Australian University Librarians CAUL for facilitating this at a difficult time. This pledge demonstrates Australia’s and New Zealand’s commitments to Open Access and Open Science and to supporting important infrastructure in this time of need.

New survey seeks deeper insights into Europe’s OA & OS Infrastructure

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|Deadline extended to 12 June |Calling all European Open Access and Open Science/Scholarship services/resources: SPARC Europe needs your help in mapping and establishing a core understanding of Europe’s current field of Open resources, many of which are not financially stable, even though they underpin our Open landscape. The insights gained via this important survey, which is being conducted for the European OA and OS

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Finnish library consortium makes generous pledge to DOAJ & Sherpa/RoMEO

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The FinELib consortium just recently reached a deal with DOAJ and Sherpa/RoMEO to help support them, pledging a total of 162,000 euros. Sixteen Higher Education institutions pay towards helping reach both infrastructure funding targets, bringing the DOAJ target to 99%!

Norwegian consortium pledges support for SHERPA/RoMEO

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SCOSS has gained the support of another consortium; this one in Norway. Twenty-three institutions there have signed an agreement with the Unit consortium collectively pledging €40,000 for 2020 to SHERPA/RoMEO; the group’s intention is to renew the commitment for two additional

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The French Open Science Committee makes record-breaking SCOSS pledge

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SCOSS reached another major milestone this week with the announcement by France’s Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation that The French Open Science Committee has decided to grant €450,000 to OpenCitations, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). The largest portion of the pledge,

€250,000, is being granted to OpenCitations over a three-year period while €75,000 is being directed to PKP and €125,000 to DOAB. This is the largest single financial contribution to date and brings the sum of funds raised via SCOSS over the past two years to more than €2 million.

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SCOSS’s Second Funding Cycle launches

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Three Open Science infrastructure services have been vetted by SCOSS and selected for our second funding cycle: the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and OpenCitations. Read about why these services were selected and how you can help support them.