[Oa-italia] Fwd: [GOAL] New management for the DOAJ

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Oggetto: 	[GOAL] New management for the DOAJ
Data: 	Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:14:32 +0000
Mittente: 	Alma Swan <a.swan a talk21.com>
Rispondi-a: 	Global Open Access List (Successor of AmSci) 
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Mutual communication from Lund University Libraries and IS4OA to the public

Press release
New agreement concluded regarding management of the Directory of Open Access
Journals (DOAJ)

17 December 2012: Lund University Libraries and Infrastructure Services for
Open Access C.I.C. (IS4OA - a UK-registered Community Interest Company)
jointly announce important changes regarding the future operations and
development of the DOAJ.

The DOAJ was initiated at Lund University, Library Head Office in May 2003.
Initially the service was based on project grants but over the years the
major share of support was generated from income from the membership
programme. Having launched with a list of 300 journals, the DOAJ is now the
leading source of Open Access journals, and this month lists more than 8 300
journals in all subject areas, published in more than 100 countries in over
50 languages.

In response to the growth that the service has experienced in combination
with increased demands for further developments,  Lund University concluded
during 2012 that a new community-based solution for operating and developing
the DOAJ had become timely. Following a series of discussions, the
University concluded an agreement with Infrastructure Services for Open
Access, C.I.C. (IS4OA) according to which the newly formed organisation will
manage the trademark as well as assume operations and development of the
Directory of Open Access Journals. Further plans will be announced shortly.
IS4OA was founded by Dr. Alma Swan (convener of EOS, co-founder and co-owner
of Key Perspectives Ltd. and Director SPARC Europe ) and Dr. Caroline Sutton
(co-founder Co-Action Publishing  and President of OASPA ).

Both parties are confident that this transition will ensure that the
scholarly community of the future will continue to benefit from a resource
that has proven very important for the ongoing changes in the scholarly
communication system.

Jette Guldborg Petersen
Director of Libraries
Lund University

Caroline Sutton

For further information contact:

Caroline Sutton, Director IS4OA
e-mail: caroline.sutton a co-action-net
tel: +4790690506

Follow developments on www.doaj.org and www.is4oa.org

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