Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shared Library Facilities Board (SLFB) Board Report and Presentation by Chuck Eckman

Additional reports and presentations from the Spring Assembly May 7, 2008.

Shared Library Facilities Board (SLFB) Board Report from Mary Ann Mahoney (Berkeley)

Chuck Eckman (UCB) New Funding Models for Scholarly Communications: BRII and SCOAP3

Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII), co-sponsored by UC Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Research and the University Librarian, is an 18-month pilot project supporting faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles open access. SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) is a consortium that will attempt to facilitate Open Access publishing in High Energy Physics. By re-directing subscription money, everyone involved in producing the literature of particle physics (universities, labs, and funding agencies) pays into a consortium (SCOAP3) which then pays publishers so that all articles in the field are Open Access.