14. 9. 2021

SCOAP3 for Books: Access to the first Open Access books

At the beginning of September 2021, the first SCOAP3 Open Access books were made available. More info.

8. 6. 2021

The first transformative agreements with Emerald and Taylor & Francis

The National Library of Technology signed, through the CzechELib project, the first transformative agreements with the option of publishing in Open Access with the publishers Emerald Publishing and Taylor & Francis Group. Read more.

3. 6. 2021

Outcome of the SCOAP3 for Books working group meeting

In 2020, the SCOAP3 for Books working group announced a tender for the transfer of approximately 78 of the most useful pre-selected titles to Open Access. Compared to the original assumptions, there were several changes after the first round of the tender. Read more.

Project timeline

1. 1. 2017
Project Kick-off
1. Q 2017
Development of pilot system for purchasing, securing, managing and evaluating EIRs.
2. – 4. Q 2017
Elaboration of basic project methodologies.
3. - 4. Q 2017
Preparation of basic legal documents.
2017 - 2022
Management of purchase and access to key EIRs for member institutions
2018 - 2022
Monitoring of EIRs use.
2019 - 2020
Negotiation of funding of EIRs purchase from 2021
2021 - 2022
Evaluation of the benefits of the CzechELib project. Recommendations for the future.
31. 12. 2022
End of the project and evaluation.
1. 1. 2023 – 30. 9. 2023
Last execution report and financial settlement.
31. 12. 2022
Termination of financial support for the CzechELib project from Operational Programme Research, Development and Education
2023 - 2027
CzechELib is part of the project of the National Centre for Information Support of Research, Development, and Innovation- NCIS R&D&I, funded from the state budget.