Revision as of 18:03, 1 December 2008 by AmyKohrman
Who is eligible to participate in CLOCKSS?
- Any research library or publisher, worldwide.
Why join CLOCKSS?
- Publishers are joining CLOCKSS to preserve their titles in a secure dark archive without the cost-prohibitive expense of building their own preservation and storage system. The CLOCKSS Board deemed that when a publisher's content is triggered (see what constitutes a trigger event below), CLOCKSS should not charge libraries for access; instead, the triggered content is made available for free at CLOCKSS' host sites.
- Libraries are joining CLOCKSS to ensure the world's e-content is protected for future generations of researchers.
What constitutes a "trigger event"?
- The publisher of the content in question is no longer in business, in the business of publishing content, or providing access to this content, and there are no successor interests or reversions or transfers of rights.
- The publisher of the impacted content has stopped publishing, is no longer providing access to the content, and there are no successor interests or reversion or transfer of rights.
- The publisher has stopped offering or providing access to some or all of the back issues of the triggered content and there are no successor interests or reversion or transfer of rights.
- While still publishing the content, the publisher is not able to provide access to the content electronically due to technical or similar catastrophic and permanent failure.
Who gets access to content impacted by a trigger event?
- Everyone. The materials are moved to a hosting platform and made available to everyone for free.