November 4, 2011

ArXiv gets planning grant

From Cornell University's Oct. 25 press release:

Thanks to a generous award from the Simons Foundation, Cornell University Library will take a major step toward building a permanent governance model for arXiv, the free scientific repository that has revolutionized the way scientists share information.

The Simons Foundation, which is based in New York City, has provided a $60,000 planning grant to support the development of a governance model that will guide the online repository's transition from interim to long-term governance.


The work proposed in the planning grant has already begun, and it will continue through April 2012. The grant supports multiple goals:

* Developing a set of arXiv operating principles and seeking input from key stakeholders;
* Refining the institutional fee model and revenue projection;
* Delineating a governance model and bylaws that clearly define roles and responsibilities for the Library and its partners; and
* Establishing an initial governing board that reflects the financial contribution levels of major stakeholders and the scientific community.

The University of Minnesota is an institutional supporter of arxiv.

Posted by stemp003 at November 4, 2011 10:47 AM
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