Taking Charge: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, Part I

Advocates and leaders in Digital Preservation including Peter Burnhill, Daniel Cornwall, Vic Elliott, Martin Halbert, James R. Jacobs, Heather Ruland Staines, Katherine Skinner, Aaron Trehub, and Glen Worthey write about their current projects in the February 2009 issue of Against the Grain. More here: http://www.against-the-grain.com/d/TOCIssue?&volsearch=21&issuesearch=1

Momentum Grows for Long-term Preservation Strategy of Digital Content

Support for the community-governed archive cooperative, CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), continues to grow as they announce the addition of the University of Alberta as its newest governing library member. The University of Alberta Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and has the second largest academic and research… Read more »

Vicky Reich Kicks off NISO’s Webinar Series

NISO (National Information Standards Organization) presents its 2009 webinar series, beginning on January 14, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST, with Digital Preservation: Current Efforts. Vicky’s talk, “CLOCKSS, A Global Archive: Libraries and Publishers Preserving the Past for the Future,” will cover why the academic publishing and research communities have embraced CLOCKSS as a long-term preservation solution.

Springer helps launch CLOCKSS archive

Agreement supports sustainable digital preservation for future generations of scientists Springer Science+Business Media, publisher of one of the world’s most comprehensive online collections of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works, announces a partnership with the community-governed archive cooperative CLOCKSS to preserve Springer content in the CLOCKSS global archive. Springer publishes over 1,700… Read more »

From Prototype to Production

The founding members of the CLOCKSS pilot program are pleased to announce that CLOCKSS will advance to active operations in mid-2008. Two years ago, scholarly publishers and research libraries, challenged by the responsibility to preserve the digital assets of the community, joined forces to build a prototype for a global dark archive. Their unique collaboration… Read more »

Vicky Reich honored with the 2008 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

The CLOCKSS Initiative is proud to announce that Vicky Reich is the recipient of the 2008 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award in recognition of her distinguished and ongoing contributions to the field of digital preservation. Vicky’s leadership role in the development and adoption of digital preservation solutions like LOCKSS and CLOCKSS ensures the accessibility of serial… Read more »


Researchers increasingly access journal articles online, but the real possibility exists that, due to natural disaster or human/computing failure, digital content might not always be available. Libraries and publishers have joined forces in an initiative called CLOCKSS, providing leadership and the supporting technology, to ensure reliable, long-term access to scholarly e-content. The moment has arrived… Read more »

How CLOCKSS Works: Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Content

The CLOCKSS initiative is a partnership of libraries and publishers committed to ensuring long-term access to scholarly work in digital format. As more and more content moves online, there is growing concern that this digital content may not always be available. CLOCKSS addresses this problem by creating a secure, multi-sited archive of web-published content that… Read more »

First ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Awarded to CLOCKSS

ALCTS is proud to announce the CLOCKSS initiative as the inaugural winner of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation. CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS), a not-for-profit partnership, leverages the contributions of key members of the scholarly communications community. Building on the widely-used LOCKSS system and working outside the limitations of business models or current technology, CLOCKSS is creating… Read more »