Today the CLOCKSS Archive – the long-term preservation service for scholarly content — announced that the CLOCKSS system will preserve all Crossref metadata.
The Crossref system contains bibliographic information for 97 million scholarly articles and book content, and growing by ~2 million each year. Crossref is the underlying infrastructure for several crucial features of scholarly publishing, such as reference linking, plagiarism checking, and provenance and license information.
“It is important for any infrastructure service to have backup plans in place,” said Crossref Executive Director, Ed Pentz. “Combined with other archival services, by preserving our metadata in the CLOCKSS Archive, we are ensuring that we have a strong contingency plan, as part of our commitment to persistence of the scholarly record for the long-term.”
“The CLOCKSS Archive is proud to be a Crossref preservation partner,” said CLOCKSS Executive Director Craig Van Dyck. “The Crossref metadata services deliver enormous value to scholarly communications. CLOCKSS will be an important component of protecting this value. For CLOCKSS, this signals that we will preserve not only journals and books, but also underlying metadata that users and services rely upon, as well as ancillary content such as supplementary material and other emerging forms of scholarly content.”
About: CLOCKSS 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. http://www.clockss.org.