The UBC Library is committed to open access, and its contributions to a variety of Open Access publishers and organizations results in the extension of beneficial institutional memberships to researchers at UBC. The most recent initiative to receive UBC support is the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access in Particle Physics Publishing, also known as SCOAP3. It is the largest scale global Open Access initiative ever built, bringing together over one thousand research institutions and eleven high-quality publishers.
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SCOAP3 Open Access Initiative
SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access in Particle Physics Publishing) is an international Open Access initiative that was officially launched on January 1, 2014. Convened at CERN in Switzerland, this is the largest scale global Open Access initiative ever built, involving an international collaboration of over one thousand libraries, library consortia and research organizations. SCOAP3 enjoys the support of funding agencies and has been established in co-operation with leading publishers. Eleven publishers of high quality international journals are participating in SCOAP3. Elsevier, IOP Publishing and Springer, together with their publishing partners, have been working with the network of SCOAP3 national contact points. Thousands of libraries worldwide are participating in the initiative, re-directing funds previously used for subscriptions in order to support SCOAP3. See http://scoap3.org/
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