Funding community controlled open infrastructure for scholarly communication: The 2.5% commitment initiative

David W. Lewis, Lori Goetsch, Diane Graves, Mike Roy


In August 2017, a short paper, “The 2.5% Commitment,” was distributed on several email lists.1 The paper proposed that every academic library should commit to invest 2.5% of its total budget to support the common infrastructure needed to create the open scholarly commons. Somewhat to our surprise, the paper and the ideas it contained have generated widespread discussions and interest.

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