ARL Releases Essay on SCOAP3

ARL, the Association of Research Libraries, has published in its Bimonthly Report, no. 257 (April 2008) an essay by Ivy Anderson encouraging libraries to support SCOAP3. The essay remarks the “Audacity of SCOAP3” as being”non-disruptive to authors-and to a substantial degree, to publishers and societies” and having “the potential to fundamentally alter the role of libraries in the publishing process”.

In the same issue of Bimonthly Report, ARL encourages library and consortia toreview the Report of the SCOAP3 Working Party, calculate the amount of their pledge to SCOAP3 by estimating their current expenditures on seven HEP core journals and sign the expression of interest to join SCOAP3.

» Read the ARL press release.