In the last weeks, four U.S. libraries have expressed their support to the SCOAP3 initiative: The Bridge (Carleton College, St Olaf College), the State University of New York at Stonybrook, Tufts University and the University of West Virginia
So far, over 150 U.S. libraries and library consortia have pledged a total of over 3.2 Million dollars to the SCOAP3 initiative. This is almost the entire contribution expected from partners in the United States. Worldwide, SCOAP3 partners in 24 countries collectively pledged around 7 Million Euros. These pledges represent about 70% of the SCOAP3 funding envelope, and the initiative is getting close to its next steps to convert to Open Access the entire literature of the field of High-Energy Physics.
U.S. libraries of all sizes can support SCOAP3 and accelerate change in scholarly communication, bringing SCOAP3 to its next concrete steps, establishing an international governing board and engaging publishers in the field in this new global partnership. The SPARC and ACRL FAQs give details on how to help.
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