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The report on CLOCKSS Audit Findings can be read [ HERE]
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IOP Publishing to preserve their ebooks in CLOCKSS

March 03, 2015

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with IOP Publishing to preserve their ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

IOP is committed to ensuring the preservation of its digital content for the long term and the partnership with CLOCKSS is part of the company's strategy to provide certainty for customers.

IOP Publishing's Head of Content and Platform Management Graham McCann said, "Our new award winning ebooks programme is already home to major works from some of the most distinguished authors working in the physical sciences today. Ensuring that these important works are available for all time is critical for the integrity of the scientific record. We are delighted to work with CLOCKSS to offer our customers this long term assurance."

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, "By archiving with CLOCKSS, IOP 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: IOP Publishing (IOP) provides publications through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed worldwide.

Beyond IOP's core journals programme of over 70 publications, high-value scientific information is made easily accessible through an ever-evolving portfolio of community websites, magazines, open access conference proceedings and a multitude of electronic services. The company is focused on making the most of new technologies and continually improving electronic interfaces to make it easier for researchers to find exactly what they need, when they need it, in the format that suits them best.

IOP Publishing is part of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society with over 50,000 international members. The Institute aims to advance physics for the benefit of all by working to advance physics research, application and education; and engaging with policy makers and the public to develop awareness and understanding of physics. Profits generated by IOP Publishing go directly to support science through the activities of the Institute.

AAAS and the Science Family of Journals Team up with CLOCKSS to Safeguard Access to Content

February 6, 2015

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to safeguard access to content in the Science family of journals, published by AAAS, in the event of an unforeseen “trigger event” such as a natural disaster.

Under the agreement, AAAS/Science content will be preserved in CLOCKSS ejournals and ebooks, across a geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. In the unlikely event of an earthquake or other unforeseen scenario that might otherwise limit access to AAAS/Science content, it will remain protected and available, via the CLOCKSS network.

“I’m pleased to future-proof our content by archiving with CLOCKSS,” said Kent Anderson, Publisher at AAAS/Science. “CLOCKSS will help to preserve the important part of the scientific record that the Science family of journals has documented.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer added: “By archiving with CLOCKSS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science 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."


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science ( as well as Science Translational Medicine ( and Science Signaling ( AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS ( is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!,, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS. See

Elsevier Now Adding eBooks to CLOCKSS Archiving; Participation ensures access to Elsevier ebooks in perpetuity

February 4, 2015

Waltham, MA, February 4, 2015 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its agreement to participate in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) archiving of ebooks. CLOCKSS is a community-governed archive committed to open access.

As a not-for-profit venture between academic publishers and research libraries, CLOCKSS is building a sustainable, geographically distributed archive. This ensures the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications, such as Elsevier science and technology ebooks, for the benefit of the greater global research community.

“We are committed to providing access to quality research content in perpetuity,” said Alicia Wise, Director of Access and Policy, Elsevier. “It’s crucial that we work with the librarians and publishers in the CLOCKSS community who share our commitment. The CLOCKSS technology is one of the many reasons it makes such a desirable partner. Just recently, the technology they use to archive ebooks received the highest score ever given in the Technologies, Technical Infrastructure, and Security category in a TRAC audit.”

“We are pleased that Elsevier is expanding its preservation activities with CLOCKSS to include its ebooks. Elsevier has been a longstanding supporter and an active member of our board”, said Randy Kiefer, Executive Director, CLOCKSS Archive.

About Elsevier: Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange). Media contact Michelle McMahon Publicity Manager, Science & Technology Books Elsevier +1 781 663 2268

CLOCKSS Archive certified as Trusted Digital Repository; Garners top score in Technologies...

July 28, 2014

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced the completion of an eight-month audit of the CLOCKSS Archive and has certified the CLOCKSS Archive as a trustworthy digital repository. CLOCKSS is the only organization to earn a perfect score of 5 in the Technologies, Technical Infrastructure, and Security category. CLOCKSS also attained the highest score received by any organization that has undergone this independent audit.

A team of prestigious digital preservation experts conducted the audit with reference to generally accepted best practices in the management of digital systems; the interests of its community of research libraries; the practices and needs of scholarly researchers in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences in the United States and Canada; and ISO and National Archives and Records Administration standards. The purpose of the audit was to obtain assurance that CLOCKSS provides, and will likely continue to provide, services adequate to those needs without material flaws or defects and as described in CLOCKSS’s public disclosures.

“On behalf of the CLOCKSS board, I would like to thank CRL for its certification of the CLOCKSS service, and for thoughtful suggestions about how we can continue to develop and improve,” said Alicia Wise, Publisher Co-Chair of the CLOCKSS Board. “The 725 library supporters and 200 publisher partners in CLOCKSS already value the terrific team that delivers the CLOCKSS service, and this independent certification should inspire others committed to the long-term preservation of quality academic content to reach out and learn more.”

The certification is based upon a site visit and sampling of triggered archives content, and upon the review of information gathered by CRL and its Certification Advisory Panel and documents and documentation provided by CLOCKSS. CRL’s analysis was guided by the criteria included in the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification checklist, and other metrics developed by CRL on the basis of its analyses of digital repositories.

"CRL’s review found the CLOCKSS approach, with its simple and flexible technical architecture, to be particularly well suited to the rapidly evolving landscape of e-journal publishing and scholarly practice” said Bernard Reilly, President of CRL.

“The CLOCKSS Archives is very pleased with the results of the audit, especially the highest score in the Technology category. Our partnership with the LOCKSS team at Stanford has afforded us a robust platform from which to deliver our preservation activities,” states Randy S. Kiefer, Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive.

This follows an announcement earlier this year that Victoria Reich and David S. H. Rosenthal, the co-founders of the LOCKSS technology, have been named the winners of the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The CLOCKSS Archive is a private LOCKSS network.

"The Stanford University Library's LOCKSS Program is extremely pleased that CRL’s rigorous examination provides reassurance to the publisher community, to the library community, and to the greater academic community that the LOCKSS technology is of the highest quality for long-term preservation and continuing access” said Vicky Reich, Executive Director of LOCKSS.

The report on CLOCKSS Audit Findings can be read HERE

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