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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Swedish research libraries join SCOAP3

The Swedish National Library has joined the CERN SCOAP3 project.  The SCOAP3 news page explains that the library signed an expression of interest "on behalf of the BIBSAM consortium for Swedish research libraries."

Update. Also see the announcement from the National Library of Sweden. It adds these new details:

...All libraries involved in the licensing consortium that have High Energy Physics on the research agenda of their parent organization have expressed their interest to participate in the SCOAP3 and contribute to the financing of it by diverting potential reductions in subscription costs.

The Swedish participation has also been formally supported by the Swedish LHC Consortium and the Board of the Section for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics of the Swedish Physical Society.