Open Science Talk <p>Open Science Talk is a podcast about Open Science, Open Access, Open Education, Open Data, Open Software … pretty much «open anything». We invite guests to explain different topics or share with us some of their research practises and reflections related to Open Science.</p> Septentrio Academic Publishing en-US Open Science Talk 2703-674X KOALA – Building Support for Diamond Open Access <p>A discussion with Marco Tullney, initiator of the bottom-up initiative KOALA (Konsortiale Open Access Lösungen Aufbauen, i.e. Establishing Consortial Open Access Solutions). Building upon an established role in the organisation of library consortia that negotiate deals with commercial publishers, Tullney and his colleagues have succeeded to acquire small sums from more than a hundred partner libraries to fund journals and books series. Each funding period lasts for three years, with the consortia covering all legitimate costs of running a publication outlet. So far, ten small to medium sized journals have received funding, as well as two smaller book series. Based on his experience from the German-speaking area, Tullney shares several pieces of advice on how to set up similar funding mechanisms in other regions. He also raises the fundamental question about how to make sure that Diamond OA can grow from its current status as a nieche phenomenon in a limited spectrum of disciplines to becoming a sustainable and attractive model for scholars across all fields.</p> <p>First published online: May 3, 2024.</p> Marco Tullney Per Pippin Aspaas Copyright (c) 2024 Marco Tullney, Per Pippin Aspaas 2024-05-03 2024-05-03 57 10.7557/19.7561