The Advisory Committee on Open Science and Scholarship (OSS) builds on the work of our Open Access Working Party, which led on the developing of IFLA’s 2022 Statement on Open Access, and takes this forwards.

In line with the Committee’s Terms of Reference, it has as a purpose to provide advice to the Governing Board and Secretary General on the strategic directions of IFLA’s engagement with Open Science and Scholarship, including Open Access and related issues.

The OSS works in consultation with other relevant IFLA research, policy and advocacy, and publishing activities as well as relevant IFLA Sections and Regional Divisions.