Infrastructure: CORE to Become an Independent Open Access Service From August 2023
From a CORE Blog:
Jisc and The Open University have had a long-standing relationship delivering CORE (core.ac.uk) for over 10 years. During this time, the service has grown from a project to an important and widely used Open Research infrastructure.
The current Jisc – OU contract for delivering CORE to the open scholarly community is expiring in July 2023. From this time onwards CORE will be operated by The Open University and will no longer receive direct funding from Jisc. The Open University is grateful to Jisc for its support of CORE over the last ten years.
CORE’s strategy for replacing the income previously received from Jisc will be through the CORE Membership programme, which will be launched later this month. HEIs from around the world that have an open repository and open access publishers will be able to voluntarily support CORE’s operation via a Supporting or Sustaining option and participate on its Board of Supporters. Members of the Board of Supporters will be able to influence CORE’s development roadmap. Additional benefits of participation are listed in our earlier blog post.
CORE is an enabling open access and open science infrastructure with a mission to aggregate open access research worldwide and deliver seamless access to it for all. In doing so, CORE:
- supports the network of open access repositories and journals with innovative technical solutions,
- enriches scholarly data using state-of-the-art text and data mining technologies to aid discoverability,
- enables others to develop new tools and use cases on top of the CORE platform, and
- facilitates a scalable, cost-effective route for the delivery of open scholarship.
As a critical part of the global Open Access infrastructure, CORE is a mission driven not-for-profit endeavour. We will now rely on the generous support of our members to support and sustain the service.
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