The University of Melbourne declared: "Australian universities have a long history of collaboration to provide the advanced scholarly information infrastructure required to support research and innovation. Now, more than perhaps ever before, collaboration across national boundaries will be essential to advance knowledge creation and dissemination. SCOAP3 provides an excellent opportunity to test how this may be done."
With the accession of Australia, SCOAP3 has received pledges for exactly a third of its budget, and expanded its consensus basis beyond Europe, where is supported by 12 countries and an international organisation, and the United States.
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