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The Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI)

What should the future of scholarly publishing look like? How about open access? Who should decide? Can journals become more affordable and accessible? Will journals continue to serve as the primary means of communicating research? Can institutional repositories work together more effectively to integrate the world’s knowledge? Finding the answers to these and other related questions is important for research growth, research funding, public education and policy development, global economic development, global information access and equity, and more. There are many different stakeholder groups working to find the answers. But not together, and not until now.

OSI is a first of its kind 10-year effort developed in partnership with (and funded in part by) the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Major funding has also been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Elsevier, and others. The objective is to build a sustainable movement and a robust mechanism for direct communication and cooperation among nations, universities, researchers, publishers, funding organizations, scholarly societies, libraries, and policy makers on shaping the future of scholarly publishing – to support a climate for finding common understanding and workable solutions, and to work toward these goals together. More information about the history and goals of OSI, and the agendas and programs of OSI meetings are available online at osinitiative.org.

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