SCOAP3 support crosses the two-thirds mark: U.S. libraries lead the way

In the last two weeks nine more U.S. libraries have expressed their support to the SCOAP3 initiative:

Over 150 U.S. libraries and library consortia have pledged over 3.1 Million dollars to the SCOAP3 initiative. Worldwide, SCOAP3 partners in 23 countries collectively pledged 6.8 Million Euros. These pledges represent over two thirds of the SCOAP3 funding envelope, and the initiative is getting close to its next steps to convert to Open Access the entire literature of the field of High-Energy Physics.

Several more U.S. libraries are now considering supporting SCOAP3, which needs help from libraries of all sizes to bring change in scholarly communication: the SPARC and ACRL FAQs give details on how to help.