OpenEdition Facility of Excellence Awards (Equipex) - OpenEdition
Connotea Imports 2012-03-08
"14 February 2012, the Digital Library for Open Humanities (DILOH) received the Label Equipex future investment award. The jury and French Higher Education and Research Ministry issued the award in recognition of OpenEdition’s role as a strategic platform for research and innovation. OpenEdition is set to 7 million euros over 8 years, with which it intends to build an online open-access international library for the digital humanities. The project is backed by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo, Marseilles, Paris and Lisbon), in partnership with the Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (CCSD, Lyon), the Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et des Systèmes (LSIS-CNRS, Marseille), the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM, Washington) and the Open Access Publishing in European Networks (Oapen, the Hague)....It is our intention to reinforce the status of OpenEdition as a major open-access portal for the humanities and social sciences, while developing its international scope. To do this we have three objectives:  Develop OpenEdition platforms.... Introduce innovations enabling the exploitation of the possibilities offered by digital formats....Create an open-access economic model: OpenEdition has been developing the OpenEdition Freemium program, which finances open access to academic literature via the provision of exclusive paid services (access to detachable formats, services for libraries and their users)...."