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Canadian Institutions pledge 185,250 Euros to DOAB, PKP, and OpenCitations via CRKN

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Building on their pledges last year, 24 institutional members of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) have pledged funding across the three services currently being promoted by SCOSS. CRKN empowers researchers, educators, and society with greater access to the world’s research and Canada’s preserved documentary heritage, now and for future generations.

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SCOSS meets major milestones: DOAJ reaches funding goal

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SCOSS has met a major milestone. The Directory of Open Access Journals, one of two Open infrastructure services recommended during our pilot funding cycle, has met its funding goal of 1,370 000 Euros. The drive kicked off in late 2018; over the course of the past two years, more than 216 institutions from 19 countries contributed to DOAJ.

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Finding a place for Open Infra funding

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As budgets tighten and the need for open resources swells, remaining diligent in our efforts to fund essential Open Science services remains critical

Three months ago, our world was turned upside down. Things went quiet as we tried to find our bearings. Now, we are working to figure out how to move forward.
Watching the global scientific community mobilise these past

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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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Swiss consortium pledges 216 000 Euros to SHERPA/RoMEO and DOAJ

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The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, comprising sixteen libraries and the Swiss National Science Foundation, is the third national consortium to commit to the SCOSS initiative. swissuniversities, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, contributes approximately 50% of the total costs in the framework of the Swiss National Strategy for Open Access.

SCOSS publishes Pilot Progress report

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The report is the result of an assessment that involved the SCOSS Board as well as representatives from DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO, offers a thorough examination of what worked – and what could have worked better, and includes details of how lessons learned will be incorporated moving forward. Download it here.