The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) are organising an information session on SCOAP3 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

The SCOAP3 initiative has so far collected about 1/2 of its projected budget envelope in the United States, thanks to the vision and leadership of leading libraries and library consortia. The event and the following Q&A aim to present the initiative to colleagues from institutions of all sizes, which have the power of making Open Access happen by pledging to redirect their current subscription to High-Energy Physics journals to the SCOAP3 consortium.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2009, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 705. No registration is necessary to attend this event.