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The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) has launched its second funding cycle with three vetted “vital open infrastructure” services 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
- The Public Knowledge Project (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.
SCOSS was formed in early 2017 with the purpose of providing a new coordinated cost-sharing framework for enabling the broader OA and OS community to support the non-commercial services on which it depends. In its pilot funding cycle, more than 1.5 million euros have been pledged by more than 200 institutions worldwide to help secure the Directory of Open Access Journals and SHERPA Ro/MEO.
For more details about the services, and the specifics of the suggested funding levels, visit www.scoss.org.