Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Twelve additional publishers have recently joined the CLOCKSS archive to preserve their publications for future generations of researchers.

The decentralised preservation archive ensures that the digital assets of the community will survive intact, simultaneously announced the support of two additional libraries.

"We are very happy to be included in the CLOCKSS archiving repository," said Lenny Teytelman Co-Founder of protocols.io. " As Vint Cerf has been arguing, http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31450389 , there is a high danger of loss of information, as society increasingly moves to digital records and publishing. This problem is particularly acute in research publishing where persistence is critical for trust in and reproducibility of research. Of course, the solution is not to regress and archive everything on paper. The solution is to come up with ways of ensuring the long-term preservation of research information. This is why it is very important to our company and to the scientists sharing on protocols.io, that their knowledge is backed up and preserved long into the future."

Katherine Swart, Collection Development Librarian, Calvin College said, "We were looking to diversify our preservation approaches and CLOCKSS appealed to us because it is a sustainable nonprofit venture. Participating in CLOCKSS allows us to support the larger research community in preserving knowledge."

New Publishers include:

. American Institute of Mathematical Sciences
. Canadian Journal of Public Health
. Chicago-Kent College of Law
. CourseSource
. European Cells and Materials
. Hellenic Psychiatric Association
. Open Library of Humanities
. protocols.io
. Stockholm University Press
. Tuwhera, Auckland University of Technology
. University of Westminster Press
. Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals

New Libraries include:

. Calvin College
. Gonzaga University

CLOCKSS https://www.clockss.org is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading academic publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, international, and geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

These new publishers and libraries join over 200 publishers and over 700 libraries in participating with CLOCKSS.

The University of Edinburgh is participating in CLOCKSS with three distinct roles.

A CLOCKSS steward library acting as an Archive Node and Delivery Host, preserving and making available web-published content following a failure to provide access from more traditional sources.

CLOCKSS Board member helping to determine procedures, priorities, and when to trigger content. The CLOCKSS archive is managed by and for its members, with representatives from participating publishers and library organisations

A host platform for triggered content via EDINA, a Jisc funded national data centre based at the University of Edinburgh. Triggered content refers to the collection of orphaned and abandoned content that is made