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.
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.
Given the uncertainty of financing from public sources we started negotiations with selected EIR publishers about annulment or at least reduction of the year-on-year increase in prices of individual EIRs for years 2021 and 2022. Read more.
The target group of CzechELib project was expanded to include “professional public”. This change gives the right to representatives of public technical and specialised libraries to draw financial support for the EIRs purchase from the CzechELib project. Read more.
CzechELib team has recently approached the EIR provider with a request for activation of the institutional login Shibboleth via eduGAIN, which is used in EIR for authentication for remote access and personalisation. Read more.
Representatives of Taylor & Francis Publishing have apologized for the hold-up with the signing of the license contract and for confusion during negotiations, and as a goodwill gesture they have offered 100 e-book titles for Taylor & Francis consortium under CzechELib for free. Read more.