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Making the case for SCOSS

06 Apr 2023

Presented by Martin Borchert, Chair of the SCOSS Board, Angus Cook, CAUL Content Procurement Manager and facilitated by Ginny Barbour, Director, Open Access Australasia, this webinar will present the case for the fourth round of endorsed infrastructure for crowd funding.  SCOSS is the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), an initiative of SPARC Europe, which works to facilitate crowd funding to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the world’s Open Science infrastructure. CAUL is a founding member of SCOSS, and CAUL and 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). Martin will provide an update on SCOSS Round 4 and Angus will advise how CAUL/CONZUL institutions can pledge and pay contributions for these crowd funding initiatives.


On behalf of the SCOSS Board I wish to thank Open Access Australasia and the Council of Australian University Librarians for your support and partnership with SCOSS to help sustain a diverse global open science and open access ecosystem. Thank you to Ginny, Sandra and Angus for supporting this webinar. Special thank you also to all the Australian and New Zealand Aotearoa funding institutions for your SCOSS pledges and into the future.

With my final term as CAUL representative on the SCOSS Board, and thus also as Chair, coming to an end in 2023, this was my last participation as a presenter in a SCOSS webinar to the ANZ community and I look forward to joining you hopefully next year as an audience participant. Thank you CAUL for the privilege to represent the ANZ community on the SCOSS Board.

Martin Borchert