From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' E-Lerts: the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CKRN) is proceeding with an "expression of interest" to gauge support for becoming the Canadian focal point for SCOAP3. SCOAP3 is a consortium in high-energy physics aiming to transform HEP publishing as a whole from subscriptions to open access. Canadian librarians, make sure your library expresses interest!!
Global high-energy physics community tests waters with open access proposal
RE$EARCH MONEY, Volume 23, Number 3, February 27, 2009
Canada's organization in charge of licensing journals for university libraries will consider the global high-energy physics (HEP) community’s bold proposal to establish a new model of open access for journals, even though it is drawing mixed reactions within the library and broader academic communities. The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) agreed at its board meeting in January to proceed with an "expression of interest" to gauge support for becoming the Canadian focal point for SCOAP3.*
This post is part of the Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement series.
(Thanks to Jim Till).