« TIB endorses the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access initiated by several European organizations. In doing so, it is underlining its desire to achieve a large-scale and fair transition to open access. This is necessarily dependent on an open infrastructure. The endorsement of the plan joins many related TIB activities. (…)
In accordance with its missions and strategy, TIB is committed to ensuring optimal access to scientific literature. Open access is an essential aspect of unrestricted access. The APC model is not only expensive, but also complex to handle. “Diamond” models without APCs can play an essential role in making the transition to open access sustainable and fair.