SCOAP3is rapidly gaining momentum: within a few months, many European countries have expressed their interest in joining the consortium and many moreare expected to follow suit in the coming months, with more and moreawareness rising in the rest of the world. Over a third of the requiredbudget envelope has already been pledged or will be pledged shortly.But without broad consensusand involvement from the leading US libraries and library consortia,SCOAP3cannot happen.
Therefore, we would like to invite representatives of US libraries andUS library consortia to a US SCOAP3focal meeting at the University of California at Berkeley on February29, 2008. This is an opportunity for individual libraries andlibrary consortia to learn more about this unique initiative. The goalof this event is to explain the SCOAP3 model objectives andimplementation and to bring together our insight and experience tounderstand how a re- direction of subscriptions toward SCOAP3 might be achieved.

On February 29, 2008 the University of California at Berkeley hosted the U.S. SCOAP3 focal meeting, aimed at fostering broad consensus and involvement from the leading U.S. libraries and library consortia to make SCOAP3 happen. The slides presented at the meeting and the list of participants and the Participating institutions are presented here.


  • Welcome & Opening Address (Tom Leonard, University Librarian, University of California, Berkeley – George Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Berkeley)
    YouTube video
  • What is Open Access, anyhow (Rick Luce, Emory University)
    Slides, YouTube video
  • The SCOAP3 model (Salvatore Mele, CERN)
    Slides, YouTube video
  • Fund-raising in Europe (Jens Vigen, CERN)
    Slides, YouTube video
  • SCOAP3: Expectations of a large research institution (Ralf Schimmer, Max Planck Digital Library)
    Slides, YouTube video
  • US consortia in SCOAP3 (Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library)
    Slides, YouTube video
  • Individual US libraries and SCOAP3 – I (Miriam Blake, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    Slides, YouTube video
  • Individual US libraries and SCOAP3 – II (Kimberly Douglas, Caltech)
    Slides, YouTube video
  • OA synergies: Repositories for High-Energy Physics (Travis Brooks, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)
    Slides, YouTube video
Participating institutions

Consult the List of participants

59 institutions have participated to the meeting:

  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • Berkeley Electronic Press
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
  • California Digital Library (CDL)
  • California Institute of Technology
  • California State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont Colleges
  • Columbia University
  • Committee on institutional cooperation (CIC)
  • Cornell University
  • Digital Library Federation
  • Elsevier
  • Emory University
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Florida Center for Library Automation
  • Harvard College Library
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Jet propulsion Laboratory
  • Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Max Planck Digital Library
  • NERL Consortium
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • OhioLINK
  • Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
  • Stanford University
  • Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
  • University of Alberta
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)