The SCOAP3 initiative is rapidly gaining momentum: in a few months, many European countries have expressed their interest in joining the consortium and many more are expected to follow suit in the coming months, with more and more awareness rising in the rest of the world and with widespread support from the scientific community.

However, without broad consensus and involvement from the leading US libraries and library consortia, SCOAP3 cannot happen. Join representatives from over 40 U.S. libraries and U.S. library consortia and come to the US SCOAP3 focal meeting at the University of California at Berkeley on February 29!

This is an opportunity for individual libraries and library consortia to learn more about this unique initiative, and how each of us can make a difference and make Open Access happen. The goal of this event is to explain the SCOAP3 objectives and implementation and to bring together our insight and experience to understand how a re-direction of subscriptions to High Energy Physics journals toward SCOAP3 might be achieved in the U.S.