By the numbers
As of 24 April 2018, all of this support amounts to €340,200. The goal for SHERPA/RoMEO is €1.529.935; while DOAJ is seeking €970.000. Thus far, libraries from the following countries have formally pledged funding to one or both of the services: US, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Italy, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
The SCOSS Board is pleased to see the level of concrete commitment being made by libraries internationally to sustain the world’s open science infrastructure, particularly considering that this is such a new initiative. And interest is growing. The Board is aware of numerous libraries that are considering supporting SCOSS as a means to help meet national and local Open Access goals; and as they strive to meet national policy goals, we expect even more libraries and countries to be represented among our list of global funders in future.
Last week SCOSS was on the agenda at the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) Meeting. We know of at least 10 national consortia that are discussing funding at least one of the services. Countries are keen to take advantage of the 25% discount offered to consortia where it makes sense, but negotiating these larger scale commitments requires time.
With your commitment, the SCOSS Board hopes that SHERPA/RoMEO and DOAJ will reach their targets by the end of the year.