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Subject: Invitation to SCOAP3 webinar & forum: November 18, 2014
Dear SCOAP^3  MoU contacts,
If you did receive this invite already earlier via the
SCOAP3 newsletter, you may want to ignore this message.
SCOAP^3  would like to invite you to a webinar on *November 18, 2014* to
outline the achievements to date, discuss the status of the initiative
and its future plans.
*What is SCOAP^3 ?* It is a partnership of thousands of libraries,
research organizations and funding agencies in 40 countries across four
continents. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP^3  has converted
high-quality peer-reviewed journals in the field of High-Energy Physics
to Open Access, at no cost for authors, while participating publishers
have correspondingly reduced subscription costs to libraries worldwide.
Starting January 2014, SCOAP^3  has already supported publication of
more than 3,500 articles. The partnerships is constantly growing, and in
recent months SCOAP^3  has been joined by hundreds more libraries in
several new countries and international organizations.
This webinar is delivered in English and is targeted to both librarians
and interested parties in the research community. It will be of
particular interest to members of institutions participating in SCOAP^3
   as well as those considering joining it.  The webinar will provide an
introduction to this innovative Open Access partnership as it nears the
anniversary of its first year of operations.
Please forward this e-mail to anybody who might be interested to join
this session. Participation is free, but for technical reasons we ask
you to register in advance at
*Each two-hour webinar will include:*
• General introduction and current status of the SCOAP^3  partnership
and operations
• Introduction to the SCOAP^3  repository and functionalities
(especially for libraries)
• Outlook and future developments of SCOAP^3
*Session 1*Asia afternoon
EMEA morning
Start time: 9:00 CET, 16:00 CST, 17:00 JST, 19:00 AEST
Duration: 2 hours
*Session 2*EMEA afternoon
Americas morning
Start time: 08:00 PDT, 11:00 EST, 17:00 CET
Duration: 2 hours
We look forward to share with you our achievements to date, discuss
points of interest and take your questions as we prepare for the second
year of operation of this initiative.
*The SCOAP^3  Executive Committee*
Jun Adachi (Japan), Ivy Anderson (USA), Clare Appavoo (Canada), Stefano
Bianco (Italy), Nina Karlstrøm (Norway), Salvatore Mele (CERN)
and Ralf Schimmer (Germany, Chair of the SCOAP3 Governing Council)
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