Following the open letter of support of Chinese libraries to the SCOAP3 initiative, the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science has now joined the SCOAP3 partnership and pledged financial support to this innovative Open Access operation.
The participation of the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science to SCOAP3 is extremely important for the long-term success of this initiative, which now counts hundreds of partners in 29 countries.
Collectively, these partners have pledged 83.7% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope of 10 million Euros/year.
In parallel, the SCOAP3 tendering process is nearing completion, the initiative is designing its governance structure and will soon move towards its implementation phase, while further partnership are built in Asia, South America and the U.S.
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