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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Danes join SCOAP3

The Danish Library Agency is joining CERN's SCOAP3 project (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).  From the December 20 announcement:

The Danish Library Agency is pleased to announce, that it has signed an Expression of interest to join SCOAP3.

The Danish Library Agency hosts the secretariat of Denmark's Electronic Research Library (DEFF)....

DEFF has been closely monitoring the development of Open Access from its birth and is active in advocating for Open Access solutions and doing pilot projects. The invitation to join SCOAP3 to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation was discussed by the ministries in DEFF’s Coordination Committee and on Tuesday 18 December they approved the signing of the Expression of interest.

DEFF considers a more widely access to scientific information as an important pillar for the Danish Government’s strategy ‘Denmark in the Global Economy’.