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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Johns Hopkins may join SCOAP3

Johns Hopkins University has expressed interest in joining CERN's SCOAP3 project.  From the SCOAP3 announcement:

...In 10 days, 16 U.S. institutes have signed an Expression of Interest in joining SCOAP3, pledging a total of more than 10% of the U.S. contribution to SCOAP3....

"With increasingly rapid changes in the forms of scholarly communication and access, it is critical for libraries at research intensive institutions like Johns Hopkins to be open to all sorts of publishing models that benefit authors and advance scientific knowledge," said Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries at Johns Hopkins.