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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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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.

CRKN latest national consortium to join SCOSS

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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.

DOAJ reaches its funding target

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We are delighted to announce that the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has reached its funding target to cover its operational costs as outlined in its SCOSS application. Eight consortia and 175 institutions/organisations from 18 different countries have committed support to DOAJ. “We’d like to thank our supporters. That this many organisations have

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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.