The Czech Republic joins SCOAP3

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The N√°rodni technick√° knihovna (NTK), the Czech National Technical Library, has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of the Czech Republic.

With the Czech Republic, the SCOAP3 consortium has now established partnerships in 24 countries in America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. So far, these partners have collectively pledged around seven million Euros per annum towards the initiative to convert the entire body of high-energy physics literature to open access. This corresponds to 70 per cent of the SCOAP3 budget envelope.

The SCOAP3 initiative says that it is now getting closer to embarking in its next steps: the establishment of an international governing board and a call or tender to publishers in the field. These will happen as soon as further partnerships are built in Asia and South America, and more US libraries of all sizes pledge their support.