An evaluation of the SCOSS Pilot project, March 2019

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"As of March 2019, more than 1 million Euros had been pledged by over 135 institutions globally for both services collectively. See the SCOSS website for the complete list. The SCOSS Board is pleased with these results. This shows considerable uptake in channeling investment to an expert-selected number of global-reach services. For this reason, the Board has decided to continue after the pilot. As a result, 38 services submitted Expressions of Interest following SCOSS’s latest call for Expressions of Interest, from most continents (18 from Europe, 9 from North America, 8 from Africa, 2 from Oceania and 1 from South America). Of these, six have been short-listed to apply for SCOSS endorsement in 2019.

Over the course of two months, ending in January 2019, members of the SCOSS Board and representatives of DOAJ and Sherpa/RoMEO individually completed a written evaluation of the Pilot Project assessing progress made until December 2018. The SCOSS Board then came together for two meetings. During this convening, responses were jointly discussed and consensus reached on a collection of key themes which are shared below as actionable learnings which we'd like to share with the community. The purpose of this Progress Report is to provide a summary of the Board’s findings: both positive and negative. ..."


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05/29/2019, 11:35

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05/29/2019, 07:35