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.
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.
CzechELib has negotiated with selected EIR providers the annulment or reduction of year-on-year price increases of individual EIRs for the years 2021 and 2022 as a measure to reduce the financial impact of COVID-19. Read more.
Martin Svoboda, the director of National Library of Technology, has been appointed the main negotiator concerning the negotiation of optimal financial and other contractual conditions of the transformative agreements and concerning the securing, enabling and publishing of electronic information resources. The Research, Development and Innovation Committee has discussed and approved this appointment. Read more.
The aim of the pilot project of the SCOAP3 for Books initiative is to make access to selected books and monographs, especially university level particle physics textbooks and textbooks from associated fields, easier through their conversion to open access. Read more.