Node Case Study – Australian National University, Canberra

Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian and Chief Scholarly Information Officer, represents the Australian library community on the CLOCKSS board, and her team manages the CLOCKSS node server hosted at the Australian National University. Roxanne and her team: Raise awareness at CLOCKSS in Australia, New Zealand, and more broadly internationally and encourage more libraries and publishers to… Read more »

A thriving international community of digital preservation services built around LOCKSS

Today the Digital Preservation Coalition has published a blog entitled “A thriving international community of digital preservation services built around LOCKSS open-source software”. Contributors include Corey Davis, Chelsea Denault, Rebecca Dickson, Thib Guicherd-Callin, Charles Johnson, Anthony Leroy, Miguel Angel Mardero Arellano, Jamen McGranahan, Aaron Trehub, Hannah Wang, and our own Alicia Wise. You can read… Read more »

Digital preservation of licensed content

There is a new (free!) resource on the LIBLICENSE website: A 2022 review revealed that digital preservation language in many existing agreements is: • Vague • Unclear regarding the precise content and time depth preserved • Unnecessarily restrictive in terms of access and/or use • A conflation of long-term digital preservation and access with… Read more »

Miguel Angel Madero Arellano on the digital preservation of academic outputs in Brazil and around the world

Q: Should researchers feel confident that their contributions to scholarship are safe for the long-term? Recent research by Michelle Polchow at UC-Davis suggests that she can only find evidence that 40% of their journal collection is preserved in digital archives. Miguel: They can be confident if their research outputs are deposited in the information systems… Read more »

Welcome to our new Engagement Director, Brett Thomas

We are thrilled to welcome Brett Thomas to the CLOCKSS team as Engagement Director. His role is primarily library-facing, and he is keen to engage with librarians around the world to explore how we can work together to protect knowledge! Helpfully, for this international challenge, he speaks 6 languages. Welcome, Brett! Find out how to… Read more »

Mark Sandler advocates for collective decision-making and focused investments by libraries in digital preservation

Libraries of all sizes and service sectors share a commitment to ensuring that textual artifacts—past and present—will remain accessible to future generations.  That said, it is the larger research libraries that have disproportionately shouldered the burden for the preservation and/or conservation of scholarly and cultural artifacts.  In the print world, preservation policies and protocols were… Read more »

CLOCKSS to partner in the DPSC Planning Project

APTrust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, ALYRASIS, MetaArchive, and Texas Digital Library will partner with The Educopia Institute in the Digital Preservation Services Collaborative (DPSC) Planning Project. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) the group will study the needs for and feasibility of a collaborative community-supported digital preservation service. Together, the partners in… Read more »

New Board Members for CLOCKSS

The Board of Directors of the CLOCKSS digital archive welcomes three new members: Sharice Collins – Institute of Physics Publishing Erika Pastrana – Springer Nature Robert Wood – Emerald Publishing They join a Board composed entirely of librarians and publishers. Unlike other long-term preservation services, CLOCKSS answers to its community and not to a parent… Read more »

AIP Publishing Expands Partnership with CLOCKSS Digital Archive

AIP Publishing has announced the expansion of its partnership with the CLOCKSS digital archive to start preserving its wide library of digital books. The eBooks — a vital record of discovery, investigation, and exploration — will be preserved for posterity through inclusion in the program. The agreement builds upon AIP Publishing’s existing partnership with CLOCKSS,… Read more »

CLOCKSS Announces the Participation of Additional Publishers and Libraries

CLOCKSS today announced it is teaming up with eleven additional publishers to preserve their publications.  Content covering medical, legal, public policy and scientific subjects will now be safeguarded 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… Read more »