Elementa is delighted to announce that The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), one of BioOne’s founding organizations, has made a financial investment in Elementa.
GWLA recognized the benefit of collective action to promote sustainable communication 1999. Determined to be part of the solution, GWLA mobilized its then 23 large research libraries for both charter support and early subscriptions to BioOne. The consortium has remained actively involved in BioOne’s growth for the past 16 years. In Elementa, the GWLA member libraries are making a strategic investment in the future of Open Access publishing.
“BioOne is fortunate to be part of such a supportive community. By demonstrating its trust in BioOne, GWLA sets the pace for others to support the organization’s commitment to the transformative power of university libraries and nonprofit publishers working together to improve scholarly communications.”
Susan Skomal, President/CEO, BioOne
“As one of BioOne’s founding organizations, the Greater Western Library Alliance is enthusiastic about the potential for Elementa. Our support for this project demonstrates our commitment to investigating and creating viable open access publishing alternatives to traditional scholarly communication models.”
Faye Chadwell, Board Chair, GWLA, and University Librarian & OSU Press Director, Oregon State University
The Greater Western Library Alliance is a dynamic and project-oriented consortium of leading research libraries in the Central and Western United States. Our strategic member-driven initiatives are collaborative and innovative. They result in pragmatic outcomes that create user-focused services and programs that broadly support research, teaching and learning, outreach while influencing the scholarly communications framework.