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We welcome our 20th supporting member: KU Leuven

We are delighted to announce that KU Leuven has joined Open Knowledge Maps as a supporting member. With this addition, our supporting membership program has now grown to twenty members.

Why KU Leuven joined us

KU Leuven Libraries are devoted to stimulating the development of non-profit and community-led open science initiatives. The libraries preserve top collections, manage inspiring learning centers, and offer an extensive list of services to researchers, teachers, students, and external visitors. KU Leuven is the first Belgian institution to join Open Knowledge Maps.

Laura Mesotten from KU Leuven, outlines the reasons for becoming a member:

"We support a growing number of sustainable and equitable open scholarship infrastructures through the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access. Our support of Open Knowledge Maps fits perfectly with this mission as we believe in the need for a non-profit approach to explore and discover scientific knowledge." Laura Mesotten, Process Manager Research and Open Scholarship, KU Leuven Libraries

About the membership program

The supporting membership program is a key pillar to sustain Open Knowledge Maps, the world’s largest visual search engine for research. Current members include research institutions, libraries, publishers, and library networks. Our supporting members provide a yearly contribution and in return, they are invited to co-create the open infrastructure with us. They are directly involved in the decision-making process as to which features are implemented on Open Knowledge Maps and in our institutional services.

Are you interested in becoming a member as well? We invite further organisations to join us and shape the future of discovery together with us.

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