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CRKN latest national consortium to join SCOSS


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


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


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


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.

Over 1 million euros raised


In just over one year, together with the library and research communities worldwide, we have helped raise over 1 million euros from across the globe to help fund DOAJ and Sherpa RoMEO. If you have not yet contributed to Sherpa RoMEO, who still have a way to go to reach their target, please contact Azhar Hussain: