Great news to hear that funding for SCOSS (Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science) has raised half a million Euros in funding.
This is an important new initiative whereby libraries and other users of open infrastructure can directly contribute to supporting it. As the press release notes “The initiative, which intends to provide a framework for libraries, policymakers and other stakeholders to collectively fund and stabilize a vital infrastructure of freely available open science services, selected the Directory of Open Access Journals and SHERPA/RoMEO as beneficiaries of this pilot call for community funding.”
In Australia and New Zealand more than 64 percent of all universities have pledged funding via the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL consortium).
Read the full press release here.