Continued Support for Open Infrastructure from Canada!

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Thanks to the generous support of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (see recent news) we have exceeded the 6 million euro mark of funds raised for SCOSS family infrastructures!  

Under a consortial approach administered by CRKN, Canadian research libraries pledged 152,000 Euro for the recently-launched SCOSS 5th funding cycle infrastructures Research Data Alliance (RDA) and Software Heritage.

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Why support open infrastructures?

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Adopt and adapt these talking points to advocate for sustaining open infrastructures, which are the non-commercial providers of scholarly communication resources and services, including software, that support a fully open and equitable scholarly communications ecosystem

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Swiss institutions renew support for Open infrastructures!

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Continuing a tradition of generosity towards Open Science infrastructures, member institutions of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries have pledged a total of 362,250 euros over the course of the next three years from 2024-2026. 

This pledge includes 78,750 euros for the services in SCOSS’ recently-launched 5th funding cycle, with 42,000 euros going to Research Data Alliance (RDA) and 36,750 euros to Software Heritage, for a combined total of 78,750 euros. The Consortium will also continue support for DOAB and OAPEN, PKP, and OpenCitations with a combined total of 283,500 euros. 

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Our new SCOSS Coordinator is Rosalie Lack

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Hi! I’m Rosalie Lack, and I’m excited to join SCOSS as a consultant to manage SCOSS family community activities, implement communications, and contribute to strategic initiatives.

I have extensive experience managing digital initiatives, with a focus on open access. I have worked previously with the African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN), the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California Digital Library (CDL), and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL). My main focus in recent years has been on managing international initiatives with partners in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. I have a Master of Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley School of Information, and I recently earned a Master of Studies in Law from UC Law San Francisco.

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SCOSS publishes the 2024 Expression of Interest call. Apply now!

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Having raised well over 5.8 million EUR to sustain vital, non-commercial infrastructure and services within the Open Science community; the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is once again searching for new potential candidate organisations to fund during the 2025 to 2027 SCOSS funding cycle.

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SCOSS infrastructures stronger together

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On November 30 2023, SCOSS organised a webinar with the theme ‘Building connections’. The session aimed to reflect on how SCOSS infrastructures have progressed, what the case for open infrastructure is and gave the opportunity to meet some of the SCOSS Board who shared their visions for the future. 

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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.