The Association of College and Research Libraries, ACRL, has issued a letter of support for the SCOAP3 initiative, where it “welcomes this experiment in new funding models and recognizes its potential to inform scholarly publishing more globally” and states that it “believes that SCOAP3 is a valuable addition to the heterogeneous mix of strategies being undertaken by scholars, publishers, libraries and others to ensure the future of high-quality journals.”

Additionally, the association “encourages its members to consider joining the SCOAP3 effort through an institutional or consortial expression of interest“.

More details are in a podcast interview with John Ober and Kim Douglas, current and incoming co-chairs of ACRL’ s Scholarly Communications Committee.