OAPEN books preserved with CLOCKSS

OAPEN and CLOCKSS have developed a strategic relationship for the long-term preservation of Open Access books! What better way to celebrate World Preservation Day? It all began when we commissioned a project from the terrific Mikael Laakso, now published as Open access books through open data sources: Assessing prevalence, providers, and preservation. Mikael explains in […]

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Annual Update 2022-23

Thank you for being part of the largest global community in digital preservation! Together we preserve the scholarly record, so it remains accessible for all, and we protect the legacy of academic authors around the world. 2022-2023 Highlights The CLOCKSS community is growing! Content has been added to the archive from 556 participating publishers including

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Rule of Three: Digital Preservation for Open Journals at the University of Florida

  Contributors – Chelsea Johnston & Judy Russell For hundreds of years, libraries have collected, distributed, and preserved print content. The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, as a large research library, participates in a significant array of preservation networks where we collaborate with other institutions to ensure future use for monographs,

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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

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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

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Digital preservation of licensed content

There is a new (free!) resource on the LIBLICENSE website: https://liblicense.crl.edu/resources/digital-preservation/ 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

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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

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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

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