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 community and Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI), will help inform discussions on how to secure these services in the future. Based on what is learned, SPARC Europe also plans to showcase some of these resources as leading Open infrastructure champions.
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%!
Just a few months into SCOSS's second funding cycle, a new milestone has been reached as the total sum of pledged funds has now exceeded €2 million. This represents contributions made from the library and research communities worldwide to help
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
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.
Candidates who would like to apply for the 3rd call have time until 11 March 2020 to do so. You can do so here: https://forms.gle/TzKy37rN1CXuUBQY7
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.
More than 30 institutional members of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), a partnership of Canadian universities dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research and teaching enterprise in Canada, have pledged funding to both SHERPA/RoMEO and DOAJ. Over the next three
CRKN, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, is the latest to join several other national consortia by becoming a member of the SCOSS Advisory Group. Others include Jisc (UK), the Bibsam Consortium (Sweden), CERES (Norway) and The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (Switzerland). We look forward to more joining us.