Victoria University in Melbourne Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, 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.

“Victoria University Library has been working with the College of Law and Justice to produce the University’s first online open access publication, the Victoria University Law and Justice Journal. We are happy to entrust the archiving of our very first publication to CLOCKSS, and we hope there will be many more” says Library Systems Coordinator, Lesley Nelson.

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “By archiving with CLOCKSS Victoria University 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: Victoria University (VU) is one of only a few Australian universities to offer both vocational training and higher education with direct pathways between the two. The range of courses includes apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate programs.

With more than 45,000 students from around the world studying at ten campuses in Melbourne’s west and the CBD – as well as an international campus in Sydney – Victoria University is also recognised for its industry connections and its leadership in sport education.

Victoria University Library provides publishing support to Victoria University colleges and research centres producing online open access journals. The Library provides hosting software and technical assistance as well as help and advice on general online publishing and copyright issues.

The Library currently hosts: • Victoria University Law and Justice Journal (VULJ) is the flagship law journal of the College of Law and Justice at Victoria University and from its inception has quickly developed as a reputable peer reviewed student-run law journal.

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