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Making the case for SCOSS

Each year the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), an initiative of SPARC Europe, works hard to facilitate crowd funding to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the world’s Open Science infrastructure.  SCOSS provides the framework and funding structure and vets potential candidates based on a vigorous evaluation.

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is a founding member of SCOSS, and CAUL and Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) institutions have provided much needed financial support for SCOSS-endorsed infrastructure which has included DOAJ, Sherpa/RoMEO, OAPEN/DOAB, Open Citations, and Public Knowledge Project (PKP).

In the second of our 2022 Webinar series (below), SCOSS Coordinator Agata Amorka, Chair of SCOSS Board, Martin Borchert, & CAUL Director, Content Procurement Angus Cook,  presented the case for the third round of endorsed infrastructure for crowd funding for three open source programs; arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA, DSpace.

More information & slides from this event are available here.