May 16, 2022

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) Says That Over 4 Million Euros Have Now Been Pledged to OS Infrastructure

Note: As of today, 4 Million Euros Converts to Approx. $4.43 Million/USD.

From a SCOSS Blog Post:

After the generous pledge to DOAB and OAPEN, PKP, and OpenCitations last year, several institutional members and customers of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries have now pledged funding to three services currently being promoted by SCOSS:  arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA and DSpace and to two infrastructures from the SCOSS Pilot cycle: DOAJ and Sherpa Romeo. Over the next three years, the support will total 57.750 Euros for arXiv, 47.250 Euros to Redalyc/AmeliCA, 57.750 Euros to DSpace, 88.357,50 Euros to DOAJ, and 136.500 Euros to SherpaRomeo, for a combined total of nearly 388.000 Euros.

Susanne Aerni, Head of Consortial Services, Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, commented on the pledge:

For some years now, Swiss institutions have been supporting the funding cycles of SCOSS. We are pleased that the Swiss institutions have yet again pledged additional funds in the latest funding cycle, thus continuing their commitment to support the development and maintenance of a good infrastructure for Open Access and Open Science.

The Swiss contribution pushed the total funds gathered through SCOSS for OS Infrastructure over a 4 million euro threshold. This exceptional accomplishment shows the growing commitment of the research community to sustain the Open. More than 300 institutions from 24 countries have contributed to achieving this milestone over the years, and we could not be more grateful to them for their support.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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