Services to support a more open scholarly communication need to be built on top of the wealth of Open Access content that repositories have collected so far. One way in which OpenAIRE is doing this is by testing a funding mechanism for covering APC fees for publications released after their project end-date.
LIBER leads the implementation of the EC/OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot. The pilot is distributing a €4 million budget for funding Open Access publishing fees for publications arising from over 8,000 finished FP7 projects across Europe.
Our involvement in the OpenAIRE2020 project relates to two Strategic Directions in LIBER’s 2018-2022 Strategy: Innovative Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructure.