On Wednesday, July 3. 2024, at an award ceremony in Berlin, juror Lambrecht Heller presented the trophy for the Enter Award 2024 in the infrastructure category to the DeepGreen project. The Enter Award is a nationwide prize for Open Access, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and implemented by iRights.Lab. It honors those who make research freely accessible: scientists, research institutions, libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other committed individuals. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2024.

The jury explained their decision as follows: "The automated delivery service for journal articles is revolutionizing the sustainable dissemination of scientific publications. Publisher articles are delivered to digital archives on a license basis." The Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV), the Bavarian State Library (BSB) and the University Library of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) are responsible for the pilot operation of DeepGreen. The delivery service benefits not only the 13 publishers and 86 repositories currently participating, but also the authors, for whom the libraries take over the publication of the articles in institutional and subject repositories in open access, and consequently the scientific public as a whole. More than 100,000 articles have already been distributed to repositories through DeepGreen.

We are very pleased about the award and the public appreciation of our work.

More information about the Enter Award: https://enter-award.irights-lab.de/presse/

More information about DeepGreen: https://info.oa-deepgreen.de/

Photo: Daniel Buss