DOAB and OAPEN, PKP and OpenCitations Latest Services to Earn SCOSS Recommendation as Second Funding Cycle Launches
The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), of which SPARC Europe is a founding member, is launching its second funding cycle; three vetted “vital open infrastructure” services are being presented to the international scholarly community for funding:
- The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a digital directory of peer reviewed Open Access books and Open Access book publishers; and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), a growing repository of freely accessible academic books; and
- PKP, a university initiative that creates open source software and services, including Open Journal Systems (OJS), which is used to publish more than 9,000 OA journals worldwide.
- OpenCitations, a scholarly infrastructure service that provides open bibliographic and citation data;
With the launch, SCOSS is appealing to academic institutions and their libraries, research institutes, funding organisations, national and regional governments, international organisations, learned societies and service providers—everyone who is invested in Open Access and Open Science—to consider helping support one or more of these services through a three-year commitment.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.