From CARL – ABRC E-Lert # 315 / Cyberavis no. 315, February 27, 2009:
Global high-energy physics community tests waters with open access proposal, RE$EARCH MONEY, Volume 23, Number 3, February 27, 2009
Canada’s organization in charge of licensing journals for university libraries will consider the global high-energy physics (HEP) community’s bold proposal to establish a new model of open access for journals, even though it is drawing mixed reactions within the library and broader academic communities. The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) agreed at its board meeting in January to proceed with an “expression of interest” to gauge support for becoming the Canadian focal point for SCOAP3.*
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SCOAP3 is the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. For past posts in Open Access News about SCOAP3, see: search results.