IReL support for open scholarship infrastructure – IReL
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IReL, the Irish e-resources licensing consortium, is very pleased to announce that it is supporting the following SCOSS-endorsed initiatives:
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) & OAPEN
- Sherpa Romeo
Much of the infrastructure needed to make open research possible must be openly available without user-facing or institution-facing charges. This presents a challenge in sustainably funding it. One way of making this work is for libraries, library consortia and other stakeholders to commit ongoing funding on a voluntary basis.
IReL and its member libraries recognise that these infrastructures are of long standing benefit to libraries and their users and are crucial to open research globally. Therefore we agree that it is in our interests to help sustain them.
IReL is committed to supporting these initiatives for three years, from 2022 to 2024.