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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24. 9. 2020

    Negotiations with publishers about reduction of the increase of prices of EIRs

    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.

  • 14. 5. 2019

    Public technical and specialised libraries can get support for EIRs purchase starting 2020

    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.

  • 7. 12. 2018

    CzechELib negotiates activation of institutional login for its members

    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.

  • 26. 11. 2018

    Taylor & Francis Publishing has offered free 100 e-book titles to the Consortium

    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.

  • 31. 8. 2018

    License Agreement with SUWECO closed

    Agreement with SUWECO, exklusive representative of SAE International and American Chemical Society (ACS). Read more.