News

  • 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.

  • 6. 1. 2021

    The status of signing amendments to the cancellation or reduction of the increase in EIR prices for the years 2021 and 2022

    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.

  • 6. 1. 2021

    100% of license agreements for the period of 2021-2022 are signed

    The National Library of Technology managed to conclude all twelve license agreements for the period of 2021-2022 on 31. 12. 2020. Read more.

  • 11. 12. 2020

    Licence contracts for the 2021-2022 period

    The National Library of Technology is smoothly closing deals with EIR providers for years 2021-2022. The EIR providers are currently presenting offers to the NLT. Read more.

  • 11. 12. 2020

    The director of NLT appointed main contract negotiator for electronic information resources

    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.

  • 4. 12. 2020

    Change of the budget of the project

    82 % of the amount allocated to purchase of Electronic information resources has been used up and all the funds that were not used up will have to be returned to the subsidy provider (MEYS). Read more.

  • 8. 10. 2020

    Pilot project SCOAP3 e-books

    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.

  • 30. 9. 2020

    CRDI suggested Martin Svoboda for the position of main negotiator in case of negotiating the terms and conditions of transformational contracts

    During the session on September 25th 2020, Research, Development and Innovation Council (RDIC) has approved the mandate for the main negotiator for negotiating optimal financial and other contractual terms of transformational contracts. Read more.