July 4, 2024

The Archives and Libraries Interest Group, ALIG, welcomes CSAL members

With great pleasure, we announce that The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) on behalf of its members is partnering with Software Heritage. We welcome the CSAL members who have already committed to support with their financial contribution to the long-term mission of Software Heritage:

Through CSAL, the members gain access to the ALIG Membership Program, and CSAL will represent their interests at the Software Heritage annual sponsor meeting.

For some years now, Swiss institutions have been supporting the funding cycles of SCOSS. We are pleased that the Swiss institutions have yet again pledged additional funds in the latest funding cycle, especially Software Heritage, thus continuing their commitment to support the development and maintenance of a good infrastructure for Open Access and Open Science.

Susanne Aerni, Head of Consortial Services, Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

This partnership is part of CSAL’s members’ active support of Open Science and Open infrastructures. Software Heritage, participating as an Open Infrastructure in the fifth funding cycle of the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), is committed to serving the scholarly ecosystem and research libraries by providing long-term preservation and persistent identification of research software source code.

In light of the growing importance of open-source software in research, the collaboration between scholarly and research organizations and open infrastructures has never been more crucial in achieving sustainable access to global research.

CSAL’s commitment to advancing open science and preserving scholarly outputs aligns seamlessly with the vision of Software Heritage. By joining the ALIG network, the CSAL consortium engages with supporting unfettered access, reference, and citation of software source code produced by academic research. Their participation further strengthens the collective effort towards building a universal source code archive that benefits the entire scholarly community.

We are grateful to welcome The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) and its members of the ALIG for their support. 

Learn more about our ALIG membership program.

About The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries obtains licenses for scientific resources (electronic journals, e-books and databases). It offers a broad range of services and supports establishing a national Open Access strategy. It therefore plays an instrumental role in guaranteeing the quality and competitiveness of Switzerland as a university and research hub:

July 4, 2024