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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."

ABOUT AAAS:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine (www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org) and Science Signaling (www.sciencesignaling.org). 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 (www.aaas.org) 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!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS. See www.aaas.org.

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 m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com

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

Knowledge Unlatched Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

December 5, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Knowledge Unlatched 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. 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.

Knowledge Unlatched’s Executive Director, Frances Pinter, said, “We seek to reassure libraries around the world that the books that they are facilitating to be made available on an Open Access license will remain accessible in perpetuity. In partnering with CLOCKSS we are securing the content’s future.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “By archiving with CLOCKSS, Knowledge Unlatched has ensured that the scholarship in their collection of ebooks 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: Knowledge Unlatched believes that by working together libraries and publishers can create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books and secure long-term cost savings for their own institutions by sharing the costs of making HSS monographs available on a Creative Commons license.

Museum Victoria Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

October 6, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Museum Victoria to preserve their ejournals 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.

Museum Victoria’s scientific editor Richard Marchant notes that “the museum produces two online scientific journals: Memoirs of Museum Victoria and Museum Victoria Science Reports. Both of these titles will be archived by CLOCKSS and the museum looks forward to a long term partnership with the CLOCKSS Archive.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes Museum Victoria’s ejournals with their coverage of natural sciences , into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Museum Victoria 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: Museum Victoria’s origins date back to 1854, with the founding of the National Museum of Victoria and the establishment, in 1870, of the Industrial and Technological Museum of Victoria (later known as the Science Museum of Victoria). By proclamation of the Museums Act 1983 (Vic.), these two institutions were amalgamated to form what is known today as Museum Victoria, governed by the Museums Board of Victoria. http://museumvictoria.com.au. Museum Victoria is the largest museum organisation in Australia, and holds a collection in excess of 17 million objects. Museum Victoria operates three major museums in Melbourne – Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, and the Immigration Museum.

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

October 6, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies to preserve their ejournal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS) (www.llcsjournal.org) in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of 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.

“Archiving with CLOCKSS protects our journal and helps us meet our Open Access obligations,” states John Bynner, Executive Editor.

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies’ ejournal, LLCS, with their coverage of social, developmental and health sciences into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 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: The Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, (www.slls.org.uk) is an international learned society with a multi-disciplinary membership, bringing together developmental scientists who have a shared interest in longitudinal and life course research. SLLS was established in 2009 and has over 400 members worldwide.

Mark Allen Group Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

September 6, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Mark Allen Group 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.

Ben Allen, Chief Executive of Mark Allen Group, said “We are delighted to join the CLOCKSS Archive and to guarantee that our content with be preserved for future generations of researchers. As a company, we are committed to support the scholarly community by continuing to enhance our offering and service. In addition to our partnership with CLOCKSS, in autumn 2013 we will be migrating our healthcare and education content onto Atypon’s Literatum platform to provide a best-of-breed scholarly solution to better serve our readers.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes the Mark Allen Group’s ejournals and ebooks with their coverage of healthcare, education, and business into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, the Mark Allen Group 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: The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which publishes leading healthcare titles including, British Journal of Nursing, Journal of Wound Care, British Journal of Community Nursing and International Journal of Palliative Nursing; as well as established publications including, Nursery World, Early Years Education and Primary Teacher Update for the education sector. http://www.markallengroup.com

Finnish Society of Forest Science Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

September 6, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Finnish Society of Forest Science to preserve their ejournal 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.

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer said, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes the Finnish Society of Forest Science’s ejournal with their coverage of forest science, into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, the Finnish Society of Forest 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."

About: The Finnish Society of Forest Science was founded in 1909 to promote research in forest and wood science in Finland. The Society is a network of researchers and it strives to enhance the links between researchers and practical foresters and promote public interest in forest research.

Finnish Society of Forest Science started science publishing in 1913 by establishing the journal Acta Forestalia Fennica. Its first issue contained two monograph-style research reports written in German. During the early years, the publications of the Society were commonly edited in Finnish or German but some papers appeared in English or French. Silva Fennica was established in 1926 for publishing ”short” research reports, i.e. articles written in the concise style of today’s research articles. The Finnish Society of Forest Science started publishing cooperation with the Finnish Forest Research Institute in 1994 and English became the only publishing language of Silva Fennica. The same year, online publication of the abstracts began. Open access publication of whole text articles in the Internet began in 1998. Thus, Silva Fennica was among the first international scientific journals to go online. In 2000, Acta Forestalia Fennica merged with Silva Fennica because submission of monographs almost ceased.

Silva Fennica has established reputation as one of leading forest science journals of the world. The 100th year of forest science publishing by the Finnish Society of Forest Science, 2013, brings another important change for Silva Fennica because it goes online only. Open access publishing will continue. http://www.metsatieteellinenseura.fi/julkaisut

IUScholarWorks Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

September 6, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive, a joint venture between the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with IUScholarWorks to preserve their ejournals in CLOCKSS's network of redundant archive nodes. These nodes are currently located at 12 major research libraries around the world, including Indiana University, and provide secure long-term storage of digital material, ensuring that an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

Of this development Brenda L. Johnson, Ruth Lilly Dean of Indiana University Libraries, says, “IU has been involved with the CLOCKSS Archive from the outset, in our role as one of the original 6 participating libraries and as an archival node. The addition of IUScholarWorks ejournals to the CLOCKSS Archive represents our continuing commitment to improving accessibility and strengthening long-term digital preservation, both of which are deeply connected to the Libraries’ mission to support and enhance education and research at IU.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes IUScholarWorks’ ejournals into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, the IUScholarWorks 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: IUScholarWorks is a service of the IU Libraries with additional technology support from University Information Technology Services to make the work of IU scholars freely available and ensures that these resources are preserved and organized for the future. https://scholarworks.iu.edu

American Society for Microbiology Preserves Works with the CLOCKSS Archive

August 07, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press to preserve their eperiodicals EcoSal Plus and Microbiology Spectrum and ebooks collections 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.

“Ensuring uninterrupted access to our hundreds of scholarly ebooks and our two new eperiodicals with CLOCKSS was a priority. I am pleased to be working with this not-for-profit preservation effort,” said Christine Charlip, Director of ASM Press.

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes the American Society for Microbiology’s eperiodicals and ebooks with their coverage of microbiological sciences into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, the American Society for Microbiology 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: The American Society for Microbiology is the world's largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. http://www.asm.org.

Librello Publishing House Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

August 07, 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Librello Publishing House to preserve their ejournals 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.

“Librello Publishing House has created an innovative publishing enterprise. Librello's novel model works on a membership basis to decouple the payment from the publication” said Dr. José Monteiro, President. “On one side, Librello can afford a stringent peer-review with no economic pressure, and the authors also profit from the business model by being able to submit multiple manuscripts by a single annual fee. Librello is seriously committed to ethics in scientific publication via open access. It is with great pleasure that we associate ourselves with CLOCKSS and together with the remaining partners guarantee a lifetime access to all Librello publications. CLOCKSS is a very significant initiative that we are most happy to endorse.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes Librello’s open-access ejournals into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, the Librello Publishing House 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: Librello Publishing House’s mission is to provide a new environment for the publication of scientific articles with free and unlimited access to readers. http://www.librelloph.com

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