Yesterday the Cornell University Library (CUL) announced a new funding model for sustaining arXiv, the popular eprint repository for physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics. The new model will ask the top 200 institutional users for voluntary contributions to support the repository. arXiv will remain free for readers and submitters.
Eight of the 10 UC campuses are among the top 200 users: Berkeley, Santa Barbara, Irvine, UCLA, San Diego, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Riverside. The UC Berkeley Library has pledged its support.
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