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Webinar Invitation: Funding Vital Open-Science Infrastructure and the SCOSS Third Pledging Round

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the SCOSS 3rd Pledging Round, 18 February 2022 webinar 10–11:30 AM ESTAs a participating member of the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to invite you to a webinar “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the SCOSS Third Pledging Round,” organized by SPARC Europe and SCOSS, on Friday, February 18, 2022, at 10:00–11:30 a.m. EST (4:00–5:30 p.m. CET). In this webinar focused on North America, you will hear from arXivRedalyc/AmeliCA, and DSpace, three open science infrastructures selected for the SCOSS third pledging round, about the services they provide and the sustainability issues they face.

Representatives of all three infrastructures will give presentations on their organizations. In the following panel discussion, you will have a chance to hear from SCOSS Board representatives regarding the SCOSS vetting process and from the infrastructures themselves about their paths towards sustainability. Moderators will ask them how they would like to use the funds raised through the SCOSS campaign and their plans for the future. There will be time for questions from the audience during a Q&A session.

Attend this webinar, and you will learn:

  • What services arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA, and DSpace offer to the community; how they are governed; and where in the world they are most used
  • Which sustainability challenges these infrastructures face, and how they are planning to use SCOSS campaign funds to address them
  • How to pledge for each infrastructure

Please join us! Register online.

We hope you can make it, and please don’t hesitate to pass this on to your colleagues.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 126 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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