CLOCKSS Archive and RedLink® Announce the Preservation of Remarq® Curated User Comments

Remarq, the editorial engagement and researcher collaboration platform from RedLink®, will give publishers the ability to preserve user comments in CLOCKSS.

RedLink and CLOCKSS are pleased to announce the ability for publishers to preserve curated user comments submitted and managed via Remarq.

Remarq is RedLink’s tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched in 2017 and has seen rapid adoption by journal publishers and end-users.

Through this arrangement with Remarq, CLOCKSS expands the web-based scholarly content it preserves, which will now include user comments created and curated using Remarq tools and administrative systems. Remarq comments can contain images, videos, figures, and tables, and can be co-authored to support academic collaboration. Comments can be generated by authors, editors, invited experts, and readers on the article page.

“Remarq already hosts hundreds of comments, thanks to how publishers have cultivated involvement with their communities,” said Kent Anderson, CEO of RedLink. “We’re pleased to have established this relationship with CLOCKSS, and proud to see how the robust commenting systems and administrative tools we’ve created for Remarq enable quality commentary worth preserving.”

“Scholarly content is evolving, and as a digital preservation solution, the CLOCKSS Archive constantly reviews the scope of the content types that we preserve. We are pleased to work with RedLink to preserve the comments using Remarq, and to expand our scope to test the inclusion of post-publication content in our archive,” said CLOCKSS Executive Director Craig Van Dyck.

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