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NISO Awarded IMLS Grant for Collaborative Collections Lifecycle project -

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI), and Lehigh University Libraries, along with 27 other partner organizations, have been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for… Read More

COAR awarded US $4 million grant for the Notify Project -

COAR has been awarded a US$4 million grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The 4 year grant will go towards the COAR Notify Project, which is developing and implementing a standard protocol for connecting the content in the… Read More

Knowledge Unlatched launches 2022 funding round, introduces new OA collections and innovative pledging options for libraries -

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), has announced the launch of the ninth round of funding, which has, to date, helped publish over 3,000 scholarly books and 50 journals OA in a wide range of HSS and STEM fields. This year’s pledging options… Read More

Department of Energy announces $26 million for research on next-generation data management and scientific data visualization -

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $26 million for research to advance scientific data management and visualization. Foundational research in data management will address challenges stemming from the increasingly massive data sets produced by scientific experiments and supercomputers. Innovative and intuitive data visualization approaches will… Read More

Elsevier Foundation invests in early career researchers -

The Elsevier Foundation, funded by Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is investing more than half a million dollars this year to support inclusive career progression through a series of innovative partnerships, which will nurture early-career researchers’ (ECRs’) ability to secure funding, expand… Read More

DOAJ receives funding from the French National Fund for Open Science -

DOAJ, a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high-quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals, will be receiving €70,000 EUR in funding from the French National Fund for Open Science. The decision to allocate the funds was taken by the Steering Committee for… Read More

Figshare awarded NIH Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative grant to enhance functionality -

Figshare is participating in a new NIH initiative, the Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI). GREI is led by the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) and provides a grant for repositories to grow their functionality and better meet the needs… Read More

eLife’s funder-partners to invest in ‘publish, then review’ model for science publishing -

eLife has announced that its four funders, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Max Planck Society and Wellcome, are extending their support for the non-profit organisation. The new investment will boost eLife’s efforts to openly review and curate research published as… Read More

Applications for NISO Plus 2022 Scholarships now called for -

NISO Plus, with support from OCLC, is inviting applications for its NISO Plus scholarship program, now in its third year. NISO Plus scholarships are intended for anyone working in the information ecosystem, who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented, for… Read More

NISO awarded Mellon funding for Controlled Digital Lending project -

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has received a grant of $125,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a consensus framework for implementing controlled digital lending (CDL) of book content by libraries, which has been approved by NISO members as a new… Read More


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