August 18, 2016
CLOCKSS Makes Guidelines Available:
Web Harvest Guidelines
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CLOCKSS Announces 8 Additional Publishers and Support from 14 More Libraries
June 8, 2016
CLOCKSS today announced that eight additional publishers are working with the archive to preserve their publications for future generations of researchers.
CLOCKSS, the decentralized preservation archive that ensures that the digital assets of the community will survive intact, simultaneously announced the support of fourteen more libraries.
“The American Nuclear Society is pleased to archive our scientific literature with CLOCKSS,” said Rick Michal, ANS director of Scientific Publications and Standards. “Partnering with CLOCKSS shows ANS’s commitment to the ideals of scholarly publishing, which is to secure our published content for the continued benefit of the scientific community.”
“We at Berrett-Koehler are delighted to have the content in our subscription business, BKpedia, archived in CLOCKSS. They perform a critical service for patrons of BKpedia, and we’re grateful to have CLOCKSS as a valued collaborator in serving our community of readers,” said Johanna Vondeling, Vice President, International Sales and Business Development.
“The Journal of Law and Health, published by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, at Cleveland State University, is very pleased to archive its content on CLOCKSS. In addition to providing additional content accessibility for medical-legal researchers, the service provided by CLOCKSS helps the Journal to be compliant with National Library of Medicine requirements for inclusion in PubMed/Medline,” said Laura E. Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
"As publishers of a new, online-only journal, the archiving services provided by CLOCKSS are invaluable to reassuring authors and readers that their work will be permanently accessible and not disappear in the mists of the internet," added Jesper Sørensen, Editor-in-Chief of Sociological Science.
"It is vital for us that our publications remain online for future researchers to use, which is why we are extremely happy to be working with the CLOCKSS archive. It is important for us, and our researchers to know that their work is safe and secure for years to come," explained Frederick Fenter, Executive Editor, Frontiers.
“The CLOCKSS Archive is very pleased to welcome these additional publishers to our digital preservation system, and to welcome the support of additional libraries. It is a sign of the shared commitment to long-term access for researchers, that publishers and libraries continue to cooperate to maintain and enhance the CLOCKSS Archive,” added CLOCKSS Executive Director Craig Van Dyck.
New Publishers include:
- The American Association of Immunologists
- American Nuclear Society
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Cleveland State University
- European Mathematical Society
- Society for Sociological Science
New Libraries include:
- Fundação Cearense De Apoio Ao Desenv. Cient. E Tecn. (CAPES, The Brazilian National Electronic Library Consortium)
- Greenville College
- Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Management Indore
- Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
- Monash University (CAUL, Council of Australian University Librarians)
- National Institute of Polar Research (JUSTICE, The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resource)
- Open University UK
- Osaka Electro Communication University (JUSTICE, The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resource)
- Otaru University of Commerce (JUSTICE, The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resource)
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic
- Shinshu University (JUSTICE, The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resource)
- Universidade Federal Do Sul Da Bahia (CAPES, The Brazilian National Electronic Library Consortium)
- Universidade Federal Do Sul E Sudeste Do Pará (CAPES, The Brazilian National Electronic Library Consortium)
These new publishers and libraries join over 200 publishers and over 700 libraries in participating with CLOCKSS.
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. https://www.clockss.org/.
Emerald Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive
December 7, 2015
The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Emerald Group Publishing to preserve their ejournals and ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.
“As part of Emerald’s commitment to service improvement, we are pleased to now be preserving our ejournals and ebooks with the CLOCKSS Archive. As a global publisher in scholarly research, higher education and professional development, it is imperative that we are able to protect our research and ensure it is available for our global audience to access at their convenience via CLOCKSS” said Peter Shelley, Managing Director – Western Hemisphere, Emerald Group Publishing.
CLOCKSS Executive Director Craig Van Dyck adds, “By archiving with CLOCKSS, Emerald has ensured that the scholarship in their publications will be available for a worldwide audience now and in the future in a manner that secures them for the long-term good of scholars."
About Emerald Group Publishing: www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com
Founded in 1967, Emerald today manages a range of digital products, a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 450 teaching cases.
More than 3,000 Emerald articles are downloaded every hour of every day. The network of contributors includes over 100,000 advisers, authors and editors. Globally, Emerald has an extraordinary reach with 12 offices worldwide and more than 4,000 customers in over 120 countries.
Emerald is COUNTER 4 compliant. It is also a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation. It also works in close collaboration with a number of organizations and associations worldwide.
CLOCKSS Names New Executive Director
November 30, 2015
Craig Van Dyck Takes the Helm
CLOCKSS – the long-term preservation service for scholarly communications – has named Craig Van Dyck as its new Executive Director, effective immediately.
Van Dyck has worked in scholarly publishing for 37 years, most recently at John Wiley and prior to that at Springer-Verlag New York. He has participated in many industry standards initiatives including the Boards of Directors of CLOCKSS, ORCID, CrossRef, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the International DOI Foundation, and on the Portico Advisory Committee and the CHORUS Technical Working Group.
During his career, Craig has focused strongly on the library-publisher interface, for example chairing Wiley’s Library Advisory Board, and engaging with librarians at conferences such as the Coalition for Networked Information, Charleston, and the American Library Association. This focus on partnerships between libraries and publishers is absolutely core for CLOCKSS, and an aspect of Craig’s work that shone through for the selection panel of librarians and publishers.
Michael A. Keller, University Librarian at Stanford and co-chair of the CLOCKSS Board said, “Craig has been a key participant in the development of CLOCKSS since its beginning, as a Board member and as a valued advisor to the CLOCKSS team. We look forward to Craig leading CLOCKSS through its next phases of development.” Craig Van Dyck added, “It is an honor and privilege to work with the unique community that CLOCKSS has built among libraries and publishers, to ensure the long-term access of end-users to the scholarly literature.”
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/clockss/Home
Contact: Craig Van Dyck firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge University Press Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive
October 8, 2015
The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Cambridge University Press to preserve their ejournals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.
Matthew Day, Head of Open and Data Publishing at Cambridge University Press, says "We're delighted to be joining the community-led preservation of journal content that CLOCKSS provides for readers and authors".
CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “By archiving with CLOCKSS, Cambridge University Press has ensured that the scholarship in their publications will be available for a worldwide audience now and in the future in a manner that secures them for the long-term good of scholars."
About: Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.
Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprises 50,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, over 350 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing.
Playing a leading role in today’s international market place, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. For further information please visit www.cambridge.org.
IOP Publishing to preserve their ebooks in CLOCKSS
March 03, 2015
The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with IOP Publishing to preserve their ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.
IOP is committed to ensuring the preservation of its digital content for the long term and the partnership with CLOCKSS is part of the company's strategy to provide certainty for customers.
IOP Publishing's Head of Content and Platform Management Graham McCann said, "Our new award winning ebooks programme is already home to major works from some of the most distinguished authors working in the physical sciences today. Ensuring that these important works are available for all time is critical for the integrity of the scientific record. We are delighted to work with CLOCKSS to offer our customers this long term assurance."
CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, "By archiving with CLOCKSS, IOP has ensured that the scholarship in their publications will be available for a worldwide audience now and in the future in a manner that secures them for the long-term good of scholars."
About: IOP Publishing (IOP) provides publications through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed worldwide.
Beyond IOP's core journals programme of over 70 publications, high-value scientific information is made easily accessible through an ever-evolving portfolio of community websites, magazines, open access conference proceedings and a multitude of electronic services. The company is focused on making the most of new technologies and continually improving electronic interfaces to make it easier for researchers to find exactly what they need, when they need it, in the format that suits them best.
IOP Publishing is part of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society with over 50,000 international members. The Institute aims to advance physics for the benefit of all by working to advance physics research, application and education; and engaging with policy makers and the public to develop awareness and understanding of physics. Profits generated by IOP Publishing go directly to support science through the activities of the Institute.
AAAS and the Science Family of Journals Team up with CLOCKSS to Safeguard Access to Content
February 6, 2015
The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to safeguard access to content in the Science family of journals, published by AAAS, in the event of an unforeseen “trigger event” such as a natural disaster.
Under the agreement, AAAS/Science content will be preserved in CLOCKSS ejournals and ebooks, across a geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. In the unlikely event of an earthquake or other unforeseen scenario that might otherwise limit access to AAAS/Science content, it will remain protected and available, via the CLOCKSS network.
“I’m pleased to future-proof our content by archiving with CLOCKSS,” said Kent Anderson, Publisher at AAAS/Science. “CLOCKSS will help to preserve the important part of the scientific record that the Science family of journals has documented.”
CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer added: “By archiving with CLOCKSS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has ensured that the scholarship in their publications will be available for a worldwide audience now and in the future in a manner that secures them for the long-term good of scholars."
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine (www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org) and Science Signaling (www.sciencesignaling.org). AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS. See www.aaas.org.
Elsevier Now Adding eBooks to CLOCKSS Archiving; Participation ensures access to Elsevier ebooks in perpetuity
February 4, 2015
Waltham, MA, February 4, 2015 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its agreement to participate in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) archiving of ebooks. CLOCKSS is a community-governed archive committed to open access.
As a not-for-profit venture between academic publishers and research libraries, CLOCKSS is building a sustainable, geographically distributed archive. This ensures the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications, such as Elsevier science and technology ebooks, for the benefit of the greater global research community.
“We are committed to providing access to quality research content in perpetuity,” said Alicia Wise, Director of Access and Policy, Elsevier. “It’s crucial that we work with the librarians and publishers in the CLOCKSS community who share our commitment. The CLOCKSS technology is one of the many reasons it makes such a desirable partner. Just recently, the technology they use to archive ebooks received the highest score ever given in the Technologies, Technical Infrastructure, and Security category in a TRAC audit.”
“We are pleased that Elsevier is expanding its preservation activities with CLOCKSS to include its ebooks. Elsevier has been a longstanding supporter and an active member of our board”, said Randy Kiefer, Executive Director, CLOCKSS Archive.
About Elsevier: Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.
The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange). Media contact Michelle McMahon Publicity Manager, Science & Technology Books Elsevier +1 781 663 2268 email@example.com
CLOCKSS Archive certified as Trusted Digital Repository; Garners top score in Technologies
July 28, 2014
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced the completion of an eight-month audit of the CLOCKSS Archive and has certified the CLOCKSS Archive as a trustworthy digital repository. CLOCKSS is the only organization to earn a perfect score of 5 in the Technologies, Technical Infrastructure, and Security category. CLOCKSS also attained the highest score received by any organization that has undergone this independent audit.
A team of prestigious digital preservation experts conducted the audit with reference to generally accepted best practices in the management of digital systems; the interests of its community of research libraries; the practices and needs of scholarly researchers in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences in the United States and Canada; and ISO and National Archives and Records Administration standards. The purpose of the audit was to obtain assurance that CLOCKSS provides, and will likely continue to provide, services adequate to those needs without material flaws or defects and as described in CLOCKSS’s public disclosures.
“On behalf of the CLOCKSS board, I would like to thank CRL for its certification of the CLOCKSS service, and for thoughtful suggestions about how we can continue to develop and improve,” said Alicia Wise, Publisher Co-Chair of the CLOCKSS Board. “The 725 library supporters and 200 publisher partners in CLOCKSS already value the terrific team that delivers the CLOCKSS service, and this independent certification should inspire others committed to the long-term preservation of quality academic content to reach out and learn more.”
The certification is based upon a site visit and sampling of triggered archives content, and upon the review of information gathered by CRL and its Certification Advisory Panel and documents and documentation provided by CLOCKSS. CRL’s analysis was guided by the criteria included in the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification checklist, and other metrics developed by CRL on the basis of its analyses of digital repositories.
"CRL’s review found the CLOCKSS approach, with its simple and flexible technical architecture, to be particularly well suited to the rapidly evolving landscape of e-journal publishing and scholarly practice” said Bernard Reilly, President of CRL.
“The CLOCKSS Archives is very pleased with the results of the audit, especially the highest score in the Technology category. Our partnership with the LOCKSS team at Stanford has afforded us a robust platform from which to deliver our preservation activities,” states Randy S. Kiefer, Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive.
This follows an announcement earlier this year that Victoria Reich and David S. H. Rosenthal, the co-founders of the LOCKSS technology, have been named the winners of the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The CLOCKSS Archive is a private LOCKSS network.
"The Stanford University Library's LOCKSS Program is extremely pleased that CRL’s rigorous examination provides reassurance to the publisher community, to the library community, and to the greater academic community that the LOCKSS technology is of the highest quality for long-term preservation and continuing access” said Vicky Reich, Executive Director of LOCKSS.
The report on CLOCKSS Audit Findings can be read HERE