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RedLink and CLOCKSS Archive to preserve curated user comments via Remarq
- 20 Mar 2019

RedLink and CLOCKSS Archive have announced the ability for publishers to preserve curated user comments submitted and managed via Remarq®.

Remarq is RedLink’s tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilising the version of record. Remarq launched in 2017 and has seen rapid adoption by journal publishers and end-users.

Through this arrangement with Remarq, CLOCKSS expands the web-based scholarly content it preserves, which will now include user comments created and curated using Remarq tools and administrative systems. Remarq comments can contain images, videos, figures, and tables, and can be co-authored to support academic collaboration. Comments can be generated by authors, editors, invited experts, and readers on the article page.

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Research Collections and Preservation Consortium expands its scope and membership
- 28 Jan 2019

The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), founded by Columbia University, The New York Public Library, and Princeton University in 2000 to preserve and make accessible the collections of its members, has expanded its scope and membership, transforming its original mission from serving as a shared physical repository to becoming a model for shared collection building and management.

Harvard University recently joined the consortium to implement strategies for collaboration in building, sharing, and preserving physical and digital collections in the coming years. An associate member since 2016, Harvard has relocated over 1 million books to the Princeton facility, which is growing at the rate of 1 million volumes annually. In the two decades ReCAP has existed, its shared repository on Princeton's Forrestal Campus has grown to hold 16 million items. The consortium members annually fulfil approximately 250,000 requests from researchers and libraries around the world.

In 2017, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the consortium launched its Shared Collection Service, which currently enables users at Columbia, NYPL, and Princeton to experience increasingly seamless access to the extraordinary holdings accessioned over centuries. The project goals were twofold: to better manage and preserve the shared collection, and to create the technical infrastructure necessary to allow cross-partner borrowing between institutions. Upon its completion, the project enabled each organisation to provide its patrons with seamless discovery and direct request of the ReCAP materials of all partners, thus empowering its users with a more diverse selection of resources than ever before. Harvard's eventual integration into this service will enable users at Columbia, Princeton, and NYPL to access millions more volumes currently held in the Harvard Depository in Southboro, MA.

The Shared Collection Service allows users to request items directly from local catalogues of each consortium member for 24-hour delivery. Initial implementation of the service resulted in access to more than 5 million items added to the Princeton online catalogue, more than 7 million items to the Columbia online catalogue, and more than 7 million items to The New York Public Library online shared collection catalogue. Since its launch, patrons' use of the shared holdings across each partner institution has risen between 30 and 70 percent over the previous year, demonstrating the value of seamless access to distributed collections.

In addition to improved access and increased efficiency already achieved through the Shared Collection Service, the ReCAP consortium is exploring collaborative collection building and joint digital initiatives to improve the user experience. Librarians at Columbia, Harvard, NYPL, and Princeton are developing shared preservation approaches and plans for enhanced electronic document delivery. In addition, the ReCAP consortium will be able to speak with one voice in national level endeavours to coordinate print repositories.

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The Microbiology Society to preserve its journals with Portico
- 13 Dec 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that The Microbiology Society is preserving their journals, both subscription and Open Access, with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It claims to be one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. The Society aims to advance the understanding and impact of microbiology by connecting and empowering communities worldwide.

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The Institute of Parasitology to preserve OA e-journals with Portico
- 12 Dec 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Institute of Parasitology is preserving its open access e-journals with Portico. With this move, the Institute of Parasitology seeks to ensure that their content will be secure and available into the future.

Established in 1962, the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences in České Budějovice, performs research on human and animal parasites at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Its mission is to acquire, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the biology and host relationships of parasitic protest and related eukaryotic microorganisms, helminths, and arthropods. The Institute pursues this goal through research, education and other activities at both the national and international levels. The results obtained have contributed to the prevention and control of human and animal parasitic diseases and have an impact on agriculture.

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CLOCKSS to preserve University of Michigan Press ebook collection on Fulcrum
- 11 Dec 2018

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that the University of Michigan Press and CLOCKSS have signed an agreement for the preservation of the e-books in University of Michigan Press's forthcoming UMP Ebook Collection which will be hosted on the innovative Fulcrum publishing platform.

Initially this will include over 1000 backlist books from University of Michigan Press and around 80 new titles a year for direct sale to libraries. More backlist titles will be added during the next few years and the agreement will be expanded to include other publishers hosted on Fulcrum, including the groundbreaking open access publishing program from Lever Press.

CLOCKSS and Michigan are both committed to solving the issues surrounding the publication and preservation of new forms of digital scholarship. The Fulcrum platform supports e-books with enhanced features, such as A Mid-Republican House from Gabii and Animal Acts.

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Institute of Advanced Science Extension to preserve OA e-journals with Portico
- 03 Dec 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Institute for Advanced Science Extension (IASE) is preserving their open access e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

IASE is a non-profit international scientific association of distinguished scholars engaged in engineering and science devoted to promoting researches and technologies in engineering and science field through digital technology. IASE publishes high-quality international journals in Applied Sciences.

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Annex Publishers to preserve OA e-journals with Portico
- 29 Nov 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that Annex Publishers, an interactive open access journal publisher for the communication of all scientific and medical research, will be preserving its open access e-journals with Portico. With this move, the publisher seeks to ensure that their content will be secure and available into the future.

Established to spread information among the scientific community, Annex Publishing has become a world leader in the provision of open access e-journals. Working with scientists and researchers in the fields of engineering, medicine, and biological communities, titles like Journal of Cancer Science and Clinical Oncology have helped progress thinking and research in their fields.

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Scholastica users can now deposit articles automatically into Portico
- 19 Nov 2018

Journals using Scholastica Open Access Publishing can now have their articles automatically deposited into the Portico digital preservation service.

One of the most important steps that online journals should take to ensure that readers will always have access to their scholarship, even if the journal is discontinued or its website is compromised, is to deposit all articles into a digital preservation service. Creating the XML and properly organising and naming content files so that they are formatted for ingestion by preservation services can be time consuming and require technical knowledge that many journal editors and publishers do not have.

Journals that use Portico can now request to have their Scholastica and Portico accounts connected so that all of the articles they publish via Scholastica are deposited into Portico. Any time journals update an article Scholastica will also automatically deposit the new version into Portico, so the archive always has the latest content. Scholastica will take care of formatting the articles for ingestion into Portico. The journal's content will be therefore be added to the archive with no work on the part of the editors.

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Journals of University of Babylon to preserve OA e-journals with Portico
- 16 Nov 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Journals of University of Babylon is preserving their open access e-journals, Journal of University of Babylon for Pure and Applied Sciences, Journal of University of Babylon for Engineering Sciences, and Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

The University of Babylon Publishing House (UBPH) is an academic publisher for Journals of University of Babylon at the University of Babylon. It is established to publish high quality journals with great impact, presenting innovative researches that further future advances. UBPH main goal is to create a scientific environment, propagate knowledge, and support learners' acquisition of internationally recognised publications in English and Arabic languages. It also provides opportunities for researchers and faculties to publish their research output in its open-access journals.

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Portico to rebuild its preservation infrastructure
- 13 Nov 2018

Digital preservation service Portico recently completed a two-year project to rebuild its preservation infrastructure from the ground up with the support of its publisher and library participants. This initiative helped create a stable, scalable, elastic architecture that will enable Portico to keep pace with the ever-increasing amount of content. It will also allow them to provide preservation for new and complex forms of scholarly publishing.

In the decade since its launch, both the scale and type of its preservation work has evolved. The volume of scholarly content ingested each year has grown from 160,000 archival objects in 2006 to over 98.5 million in 2018. Portico is committed to investing in and improving their systems and capabilities in order to keep up with the constantly changing environment.

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CLOCKSS formalises its Succession Plan to ensure perpetual preservation
- 05 Nov 2018

CLOCKSS has announced that it has formalised its Succession Plan to ensure the enduring survival of the scholarly content it preserves.

Four of CLOCKSS's twelve library nodes have agreed to continue to preserve the digital content that is preserved in CLOCKSS, if the organisation were to cease to exist. In that unlikely event, Stanford Libraries (US), Humboldt University (Germany), the University of Edinburgh (UK), and the University of Alberta Libraries (Canada) would take over the responsibility and the organisation for running the LOCKSS software across the CLOCKSS content, to continue preservation for the future.

The CLOCKSS Board – including twelve academic libraries and twelve academic publishers – has endorsed this plan, which also has a broader community of support among its 260 participating publishers and 300 supporting libraries.

The CLOCKSS Succession Plan is part of its Trusted Repository Audit Checklist (TRAC) certification by the Center for Research Libraries.

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University Libraries at the University of Nevada join HathiTrust
- 02 Oct 2018

University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.

The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organising, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge.

Launched in 2008, HathiTrust is an international community of research libraries committed to the long-term curation and availability of the cultural record. It has a growing membership currently comprising more than 140 partners. Members include: Cornell University, Stanford University, the New York Public Library, Northwestern University, and Princeton to name a few. Through their common efforts and deep commitment to the public good, member libraries support the teaching and learning activities of the faculty, students or researchers at their home institutions, and the scholarly needs of the broader public as well.

Over the last ten years, HathiTrust members have contributed more than 16 million volumes to the digital library, digitised from their library collections through a number of means including Google and Internet Archive digitisation and in-house initiatives. More than six million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web.

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RMIT University selects Ex Libris Rosetta for preserving and providing access to digital resources
- 06 Sep 2018

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that RMIT University has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta™ digital asset management and preservation solution to handle RMIT's digital resources more effectively.

Few years ago, the RMIT university library initiated a program to digitise items from many university collections, including historical, art, and architectural images and student works. With plans to digitise additional collections, RMIT recognises the importance of a solution that will offer long-term preservation of the newly digitised resources along with 24/7 access to them.

Rosetta will enable to expose more of the unique collections to both students and staff.

The Rosetta solution will also address RMIT's need for a mature solution that will integrate with the school's other applications, adhere to worldwide preservation standards, and benefit from a strong development roadmap.

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Polish Society of Orthopaedic and Traumatology to preserve OA e-journals with Portico
- 31 Aug 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Polish Society of Orthopaedic and Traumatology is preserving Open Access e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

Established in November of 1928, the journal, Polish Society of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, includes research articles that highlight the importance of better information in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation. The journal takes a multidisciplinary approach to the pathologic conditions of the motor system to optimise the quality of treatment and the living standards of the patients after the procedure.

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Portico to preserve The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society
- 27 Aug 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society is being preserved with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

Established in 1844, the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society is one of the oldest periodicals in the nation. The journal has been devoted to the cultivation of medicine and the associated sciences that meets the needs of today's physicians and over 6,000 members.

In a related announcement, Portico announced that the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra is preserving their Open Access e-journal Revista de Enfermagem Referencia with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

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Portico and the National Library of the Netherlands partner to place archive replica at the National Library of the Netherlands
- 15 Aug 2018

Digital preservation service Portico and the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek or KB) have partnered to establish an online replica of the Portico archive that will be hosted by the KB.

Portico and the KB have a long history of collaboration; for more than a decade, they cooperated to form and implement their respective digital preservation principles and practices. They have worked together to research the handling of digital preservation formats and to develop automated preservation workflows. As part of this work, Portico has also provided copies of its archive, on disk, to the KB, which has maintained custody of this offline copy. Portico and the KB are now extending this partnership by establishing an online replica of the Portico archive at the KB.

The partnership with the KB also extends Portico’s work with national libraries. Portico is increasingly called upon by national libraries to provide preservation expertise and infrastructure, including a longstanding partnership with the British Library to help meet UK legal deposit mandates.

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CARL’s Digital Preservation Working Group survey on building capacity for digital preservation in Canada
- 03 Aug 2018

As Canadian memory institutions are increasingly called to preserve and give access to valuable digital materials into the future, there is a need to develop a clearer understanding of what gaps exist between available resources and growing needs in the field of digital preservation. The Canadian Association of Research Libraries' Digital Preservation Working Group (CARL DPWG) seeks input from memory institutions across Canada on the state of digital preservation capacity and gaps in their organisations.

The goal of the survey is to provide for a more accurate picture of digital preservation activities in Canada and to understand the needs of different types and sizes of institutions. Ultimately, it is anticipated that the findings will contribute to the development of strategies, policies, expertise, and resource allocation that will enable the community to build capacity and help ensure that Canada's valuable digital assets are preserved for future generations.

The aggregate survey results will be made available via a white paper report. All survey data will be anonymised. The survey is open until midnight August 31, 2018.

A PDF version of the survey questions is available for download for consultation on areas where information may need to be gathered. The survey should ideally be completed by an individual at an organisation who has oversight over digital preservation activities from the point of view of policy, technology, resources, and collections. CARL members who completed the first phase of the survey in 2017 do not need to complete it again.

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J-STAGE to preserve e-content with Portico
- 01 Aug 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that J-STAGE will preserve its full digital library with Portico, ensuring that important scholarly resources published in Japan will remain available to researchers in perpetuity.

Founded in 1999, J-STAGE is an electronic journal platform developed and managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). It offers more than 4.6 million peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and other types of academic publications published by academic societies in Japan. The content spans 18 disciplines in Basic Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences, Engineering, Interdisciplinary Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

The majority of the content hosted on J-STAGE is freely available to the general public, and this content will be available on an Open Access basis at Portico in the case of a trigger event.

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Portico explores digital preservation landscape in UKSG Insights
- 19 Jul 2018

There has been tremendous growth in the amount of digital content created by libraries, publishers, cultural institutions and the general public. While there are great benefits to having content available in digital form, digital objects can be extremely short-lived unless proper attention is paid to preservation.

The rise of interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research - often integrating text, data, and audio-visual material - has enabled new forms of scholarly output. As scholarly communication becomes increasingly complex, how can we ensure that 'born-digital' artifacts are also 'born-preservable'?

Drawing on years of experience, senior leaders from Portico share their perspective on the digital preservation landscape in an article for UKSG Insights. The paper outlines emerging opportunities, including collaborating with national libraries; engaging new stakeholders such as business, financial, and governmental institutions; developing next generation technology infrastructures; and automating metadata extraction and enrichment through natural language processing and machine learning.

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CLOCKSS announces preservation of Crossref metadata
- 13 Jun 2018

The CLOCKSS Archive, the long-term preservation service for scholarly content, has announced that the CLOCKSS system will preserve all Crossref metadata.

The Crossref system contains bibliographic information for 97 million scholarly articles and book content, and growing by approximately 2 million each year. Crossref is the underlying infrastructure for several crucial features of scholarly publishing, such as reference linking, plagiarism checking, and provenance and license information.

According to Craig Van Dyck, CLOCKSS Executive Director, the Crossref metadata services deliver enormous value to scholarly communications. CLOCKSS will be an important component of protecting this value. For CLOCKSS, this signals that they will preserve not only journals and books, but also underlying metadata that users and services rely upon, as well as ancillary content such as supplementary material and other emerging forms of scholarly content.

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Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine to preserve OA e-journals with Portico
- 11 Jun 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine (JSNM) will preserve their Open Access e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Established in 1964, the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine has aided in the development of applications and research to provide education and research to the citizens of Japan. The JSNM publishes Kaku Igaku and has a network of over 3,500 members, consisting of Physicians, chemists, technologists, and more to improve the flow of knowledge and information.

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The University of Cincinnati Libraries joins HathiTrust
- 10 May 2018

The University of Cincinnati Libraries have joined HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future by collaboratively collecting, organising, preserving, communicating and sharing the record of human knowledge. UC Libraries joins more than 130 international research libraries in HathiTrust, and is the third Ohio library to join along with The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University.

HathiTrust began in 2008 as a collaboration of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (now the Big Ten Academic Alliance) and the University of California system to establish a repository to archive and share their digitised collections. At present, the HathiTrust's Digital Library catalogue equals 16 million volumes digitised and deposited by member libraries.

As members of HathiTrust, the University of Cincinnati community will have full access to digital materials inputted by UC Libraries, as well as those items in the public domain and those for which there is permission. In addition, benefits of HathiTrust membership include digital content storage, cost-effective long-term preservation and access services for UC Libraries' digitised content.

The initial focus of the HathiTrust collaboration has been on preserving and providing access to digitised book and journal content from the partner library collections. This includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitised by Google, the Internet Archive and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives. The members aim to build a comprehensive archive of published literature from around the world and to develop shared strategies for managing and developing their digital and print holdings in a collaborative way. HathiTrust members ensure the reliability and efficiency of the digital library by relying on community standards and best practices, developing policies and procedures to manage content and services at scale and by maintaining a modular, open infrastructure.

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The American Phytopathological Society to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 24 Apr 2018

The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is working with Portico to preserve its Phytopathology, Plant Disease, Plant Health Progress, and Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions e-journals content, as well as its new Open Access title, Phytobiomes, ensuring that these journals will be secure and available into the future.

The Society's mission is to discover and disseminate new knowledge of plant systems worldwide to meet humanity's need for safe and nutritious food, affordable fiber, sustainable forests, and verdant landscapes; and to promote the development and adoption of economically and environmentally sustainable practices to ensure plant health. Members of APS conduct research teach, and participate in outreach for academia, industry, and government.

The applications of their work are documented in APS's publications, most of which are now preserved with Portico.

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PubliQation to preserve e-books with Portico
- 06 Apr 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that PubliQation will preserve e-books with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

PubliQation is the platform for scientists and institutes as well as for publishing companies and all other members of science-related services who want to publish their scientific works in a self-determined, transparent, quick and cost-efficient way. PubliQation is a brand of BoD™ (Books on Demand), the European market and technology leader in the field of digital book publication and claims to be one of the leading self-publishing platforms in seven countries.

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Discovery Medicine to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 03 Apr 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that Discovery Medicine will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

Discovery Medicine is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed, open-access, and scholarly biomedical journal indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Discovery Medicine provides a global professional publishing platform and facilitates the exchange of critical information between scientists, physicians, patients, and the healthcare industry-aiding research, patient care delivery, and humanity.

Discovery Medicine publishes novel, provocative ideas and research findings that challenge conventional notions about disease mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, or any of the life sciences subjects. It publishes cutting-edge, reliable, and authoritative information in all branches of life sciences but primarily in areas such as: novel therapies and diagnostics (approved or experimental); innovative ideas, research technologies, and translational research that will give rise to the next generation of new drugs and therapies; breakthrough understanding of mechanism of disease, biology, and physiology; and commercialization of biomedical discoveries pertaining to the development of new drugs, therapies, medical devices, and research technology.

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Portico announces the trigger of one of the first scientific e-journals - Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials
- 02 Apr 2018

Digital preservation service Portico recently alerted to a groundbreaking journal that was no longer available to the academic community. The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials (OJCCT) launched in 1992 as part of a collaboration between OCLC and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and was one of the earliest electronic scientific journals. The title was sold to Chapman and Hall in 1994 (later becoming part of CRC Press and then Taylor & Francis). Through these transitions, the title ceased publication and went offline. While some of the articles OJCCT published are indexed in Medline and Worldcat, many of them are no longer available, including some early and important papers on randomised clinical trials.

Portico was contacted by a librarian at Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Mariyam Thohira, who worked with Dr. Kay Dickersin, professor and a former associate editor at the OJCCT, to see if there was way to locate and preserve the journal. Portico worked with Taylor & Francis, who granted the rights to preserve the journal and trigger it as open access. While they were unable to provide content for the journal, Johns Hopkins University was able to supply a number of missing articles.

Portico has now triggered this content, and it is openly available. While majority of the articles OJCCT published have been preserved and triggered, Portico has been unable to locate a number of articles. The organisation is calling on the community to help locate and preserve this missing content, so that it can be made openly accessible. Additional information and a list of content is available online at https://www.portico.org/online-journal-current-clinical-trials-missing-content/.

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CLOCKSS announces participation of five additional publishers
- 28 Mar 2018

CLOCKSS, a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading academic publishers and research libraries, has announced that five additional publishers are working with the archive to preserve their publications for future generations of researchers.

New Publishers include: International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) / Swansea University; IOS Press; Journal of Infection in Developing Countries; Life Science Alliance; and Linen Hall Library (Divided Society project). These new publishers join over 240 publishers participating with CLOCKSS.

CLOCKSS is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading academic publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, international, and geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

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Danish Medical Association and Cardiff University Press to preserve OA e-journals with Portico
- 08 Mar 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Danish Medical Association and the Cardiff University Press will preserve their open access e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

The Danish Medical Association is a medical professional association in Denmark. It has a membership of approximately 29,600, and is affiliated with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Since 1954, it has published the medical journal Danish Medical Journal, which was originally named Danish Medical Bulletin until 2012.

Based out of Wales in the United Kingdom, Cardiff University Press has become a Diamond Open Access publisher for academic research and scholarly journals. With a commitment to expanding academic research and creating a catalogue of high-quality, original academic research available online, Cardiff has been able to cultivate a large following worldwide.

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Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 25 Jan 2018

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

Founded in 1960, APAO was formed to create closer relationships between ophthalmologists and ophthalmological societies to combat blindness. The APAO publishes their journal, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, bi-monthly, and has expanded to over 25 member organisations from the Asia-Pacific region.

In a related announcement, Portico announced that the Japanese Urological Association (JUA) will also be preserving e-journals with Portico, ensuring their content will be secure and available into the future. The JUA publishes several journals, including The Japanese Journal of Urology, which is considered the top urology journal in all of Asia.

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CLOCKSS and SAGE Publishing announce preservation deal
- 17 Jan 2018

The CLOCKSS Archive and academic publisher SAGE Publishing have announced that the SAGE e-book offerings on its SAGE Research Methods (SRM) and SAGE Knowledge (SK) platforms will be digitally preserved for the long-term in the CLOCKSS Archive.

SAGE, an independent academic publisher, is known for its commitment to quality and innovation, and has helped to inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas.

CLOCKSS, the decentralised preservation archive that ensures that the digital assets of the community will survive intact, simultaneously announced the support of five additional participating publishers for future generations of researchers. New Publishers include: Annals of Family Medicine; European Journal of Business Science and Technology; Mersenne Center for Open Scientific Publishing; Parenteral Drug Association, Inc.; and Verduci Editore (European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences).

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CLOCKSS and Code Ocean announce preservation deal
- 14 Dec 2017

Code Ocean and CLOCKSS have announced that Code Ocean will preserve its compute capsules in the CLOCKSS Archive to ensure the long-term accessibility of code associated with research articles. Code Ocean is a computational reproducibility platform enabling researchers to run, share, discover code in an executable, cloud-based environment. Researchers, engineers, developers, and scientists can link executable code and data to articles published in academic journals and conference proceedings while retaining copyright.

Code and software are increasingly crucial to the conduct of research and to the production of scholarly articles. Code Ocean's robust system allows authors to deposit their code, to make it available for others to reuse, and to reproduce published results. CLOCKSS will provide Code Ocean with a layer of preservation in the unlikely event that Code Ocean can no longer function.

CLOCKSS, a sustainable and globally distributed archive, will preserve all elements of Code Ocean's compute capsules, including the code, data, results, metadata and the Dockerfile associated with published research from participating publishers.

Code Ocean joins over 200 publishers and over 300 libraries participating with CLOCKSS.

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IM Publications to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 25 Aug 2017

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that IM Publications will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

IM Publications have been established for over 25 years and now specialise in Open Access and free-to-read periodicals. Their publications include JSI-Journal of Spectral Imaging, a backlist of books and the controlled circulation magazines Spectroscopy Europe and Spectroscopy Asia, which are published jointly with John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

IM Publications is a specialist publisher of books and open access journals, primarily in analytical chemistry.

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First International Digital Preservation Day to be held on November 30, 2017
- 07 Aug 2017

The first International Digital Preservation Day will be held on November 30, 2017 and will draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials.

Organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by the Open Preservation Foundation, the ICPSR and other digital preservation networks, International Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing digital legacy.

International Digital Preservation Day aims to provide a window into the daily activities of those involved with or contemplating digital preservation. Data creators, curators and consumers from around the world will be invited to showcase their own 'Digital Preservation Day' through blog posts on the DPC website, tweets and instagrams using the hashtag #IDPD17. The DPC's own contribution will be in the publication of new resources aimed to support public and institutional advocacy for digital preservation activities.

This activity is just one of the ways the Coalition raises awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological issues which make up the digital preservation challenge. The DPC also supports members through other advocacy activities, workforce development, capacity-building and partnership; helping members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, and derive enduring value from their digital collections.

A detailed programme and more information about International Digital Preservation Day will be issued over the coming months.

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Peter Lang Publishing Group to preserve e-books with Portico
- 07 Jul 2017

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that academic publisher Peter Lang Publishing Group will preserve e-books with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Peter Lang is an independent publishing group with over 40 years of experience in academic publishing around the world. Headquartered in Switzerland and with publishing houses located in Berne, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford and New York, the company has made academic research in the Humanities and Social sciences available worldwide for over four decades.

The Peter Lang group currently publishes over 1,500 new titles each year in both print and digital formats as well as Open Access. It covers the complete publication spectrum from monographs to student textbooks.

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Physicians Postgraduate Press to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 27 Jun 2017

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that Physicians Postgraduate Press (PPP) is preserving their electronic content with Portico, ensuring that it will be secure and available into the future.

PPP has been a leading medical publisher for nearly 80 years. PPP is the publisher of 2 medical journals, the CME Institute, and various websites, eg, Psychiatrist.com, NeurologyKnowledge.com, and microsites.

PPP aims to provide lifelong learning for health care professionals by offering evidenced-based, peer-reviewed scientific information about the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural health and neuropsychiatric disorders.

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German National Consortium and Portico sign digital preservation agreement
- 05 Jun 2017

Digital preservation service Portico and a national consortium of German academic institutions has announced an agreement for consortium member libraries to join the Portico digital preservation service. By participating in Portico, German institutions and the communities they serve will be assured continued access to important scholarly content from across the world.

The consortium-wide license agreement enables any member library to join Portico. At the time of its signing, 54 libraries had already committed to join Portico – including the Max Planck Digital Library, LMU Munich and Jülich Forschungszentrum – with additional members expected to enroll now that the agreement is in place.

The decision to join Portico follows an extensive program to formulate a national strategy for digital preservation of licensed content that was undertaken by the NatHosting project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The report from NatHosting endorsed Portico as one of the key components of a German preservation strategy, saying, "The participation of a national consortium at Portico is recommended in order to be able to quickly secure important content."

With the participation of German National Consortium member libraries, Portico support now exceeds 1,000 participating libraries in 21 countries. More than 400 publishers – representing more than 2,000 societies and associations – also participate in Portico. The Portico archive holds over 1.2 billion files – representing more than 470,000 e-books and 22,000 e-journals.

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Ex Libris joins Open Preservation Foundation
- 02 Jun 2017

The Open Preservation Foundation has announced Ex Libris as its newest charter member. Ex Libris' Rosetta is an end-to-end digital asset management and preservation solution for libraries, archives, museums and other institutions, enabling institutions to safely and securely collect, manage, publish, deliver, and ensure longevity for digital information of many different types. With Rosetta’s unique content preservation planning module and its Format Library knowledge base, shared by the entire Rosetta community, institutions can identify format risks, evaluate mitigation alternatives, and select the best preservation actions.

As part of the Ex Libris family, Rosetta reflects Ex Libris’ involvement in industry standards and commitment to extensibility and open architecture. Ex Libris continually invests in supporting the community and in ensuring that its users will benefit from the latest industry and community developments.

Ex Libris joins Foundation members from archives, libraries, research institutions, universities, and service providers collaborating on shared solutions for effective and efficient digital preservation.

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Portico announces 1,000th library supporting digital preservation
- 01 Jun 2017

Digital preservation service Portico has announced that the University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, as its 1,000th participating library. Since its inception in 2006, libraries have relied on Portico to preserve academic e-journals, e-books, and other digital scholarship, and ensure that it remains available for future generations.

The University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg joined alongside 53 other German institutions following an exhaustive evaluation funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), which recommended participation in Portico as part of their national strategy for digital preservation of licensed content.

Increasingly, library consortia around the world have turned to Portico as part of a national digital preservation strategy. Portico is supported by CAPES in Brazil, SURFMarket in the Netherlands, the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI), b-on in Portugal, the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, MINCYT in Argentina, and dozens of other consortia and university systems around the world.

Several of Portico's earliest supporters took the occasion to reflect on Portico's growth over the last decade, and the increasing awareness of the importance of digital preservation. In addition to growing library participation, Portico has been able to make great strides in both participating publishers as well as the amount of electronic scholarship it preserves.

Last year, Portico announced that its archive had exceeded 1 billion preserved files.

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James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry, John Libbey Eurotext and Dedicated Juncture Researcher’s Association to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 22 May 2017

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

The College of Medicine and Dentistry is a constituent body of James Cook University. JCU is a public university and claims to be the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia. It is a teaching and research institution.

In a related announcement, Portico announced that John Libbey Eurotext and Dedicated Juncture Researcher’s Association will also be preserving their e-journals with Portico. John Libbey Eurotext is a Franco-British publisher specialising in scientific journals and books.

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PubMed to include authors’ conflict-of-interest statements and link them to abstracts
- 08 May 2017

PubMed, the leading database of abstracts from medical and life science journals, will reportedly include authors' conflict-of-interest statements and link them to abstracts so they are accessible on search pages.

Most journals necessitate authors to reveal funding and conflicts. To simplify reporting to PubMed, all they need to do is move the information to the abstract or connect it to the abstract. PubMed is now leaving it on journal publishers to provide the information.

PubMed's new policy was recently announced in a technical bulletin by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It comes over a year after a group of scientists, physicians, organisations, and a handful of US senators sent a letter to the NLM and the National Institutes of Health asking them to publish the disclosers.

While the impact of PubMed's new policy is awaited, others in the industry are similarly inclined. The Journal of American Medical Association recently devoted an entire issue to articles about conflict-of-interest.

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CARL and OCUL in deal to enhance data management and digital preservation in Canada
- 05 May 2017

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) have signed an agreement to work together to identify and advance regional and national issues relating to the data discovery, management and digital preservation needs of the Canadian research community.

The agreement brings together research data management expertise from CARL’s Portage Network and digital preservation expertise from OCUL's Scholars Portal to work together on identifying areas of integration and interoperability across systems supporting research data in Canada.

The agreement will enable OCUL member institutions to assemble effective workflows for access to and preservation of research data, while at the same time leveraging this community's expertise to advance Portage's goal of building nationwide communities of practice related to the long-term preservation of research data. Consequently, CARL and OCUL will work together to enhance communications and cooperation for effective OCUL-wide engagement with Portage, especially for OCUL members who are not currently CARL members. The agreement will also help to foster ongoing collaboration between Portage and OCUL's Scholars Portal service in important areas such as long-term preservation storage, data management and publishing services such as Dataverse, and data discovery.

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Five additional publishers working with CLOCKSS to preserve publications for future generations
- 26 Apr 2017

CLOCKSS, a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading academic publishers and research libraries, has announced that five additional publishers are working with the archive to preserve their publications for future generations of researchers.

CLOCKSS, the decentralized preservation archive that ensures that the digital assets of the community will survive intact, simultaneously announced the support of six additional libraries.

New Publishers include: American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®); Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation; Carl Grossmann Publishers; McMaster University Library Press; and New Zealand Medical Association.

New Libraries include: Foro Italico University of Rome; Indian Institutes of Management Bangalore; Indian Institutes of Management Indore; Indian Institutes of Management Lucknow; Indian Institutes of Management Udaipur; and Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach

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Synchro Publishing and Ergon Creación in deal with Portico to preserve e-journals
- 18 Apr 2017

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Synchro Publishing will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Synchro is a domain of emerging researchers who aspire to get their papers published. The journals published by Synchro enclose valuable information to be used by academicians, scholars and all those who want to abreast themselves with the scientific development of the present time.

In a related announcement, Portico announced an agreement with Ergon Creación, a publishing company with over 30 years of experience in the medical-pharmaceutical sector. Under the deal, Ergon will preserve its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

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Lakehead University Library and Scholars Portal collaborate on hosted digital preservation pilot
- 07 Apr 2017

Scholars Portal and Lakehead University Library have announced their collaboration on the development of Permafrost, a new preservation service to help protect the unique digital collections held by Ontario's university libraries and archives.

Permafrost is a proposed cloud-hosted digital preservation service for members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). It will provide the preservation processing system Archivematica in conjunction with OCUL's cloud storage network, the Ontario Library Research Cloud.

Digital files need special processing and management with an eye towards future access, and files on media such as floppy discs and flash drives age rapidly. Permafrost will help make complex digital preservation activities accessible so that Ontario's academic memory institutions can preserve their invaluable digital assets into the future.

Lakehead University Library will participate as a pilot partner site to help Scholars Portal develop the infrastructure and processes needed to support this preservation service across OCUL libraries, including to develop a service model and terms of service for Permafrost, installing Archivematica, and testing the service.

Lakehead University Library has a number of units holding digital materials requiring long-term preservation, including digitised student theses, oral history interviews, and born digital archival materials from private donors.

The archival collections at Lakehead are a resource for students, faculty, and the public. The Archives acquires, preserves, and facilitates the use of original historical records that document the history of Lakehead University; organisations, individuals, and institutions closely affiliated with Lakehead University; and records that document the history of Northwestern Ontario.

This project will be a significant advance in Lakehead's capacity to preserve historical material in an electronic format.

The initial phase of the pilot will run until May 2017. A second phase will bring additional institutions online through to November 2017. Once the pilot is complete, the service will be made widely available to Ontario university libraries interested in preserving their digital collections.

Permafrost is part of OCUL and Scholars Portal's commitment to preserving Ontario's academic collections, both print and digital, for the benefit of current and future generations of scholars.

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State Library Victoria selects Ex Libris Rosetta for digital asset management, collection, and preservation
- 06 Feb 2017

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that State Library Victoria has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to manage its digital resources and sustain them in perpetuity. Rosetta will be replacing the library's DigiTool® digital asset management system.

State Library Victoria sought a system that would enable the library to collect, manage, and preserve digital assets. The ideal solution would integrate with the Library's other core systems and provide a smooth migration pathway. User experience was a key requirement: the system should allow the Library to provide intuitive, powerful, and playful digital interfaces for current and future users, enabling the development of new players according to the Library's needs.

Opened in 1856 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest and busiest public library. Over the past 160 years, the Library has collected more than 4.9 million items, including books, manuscripts, serials, photographs, artworks, maps, and ephemera. More than 70,000 items are added to the Library's rich collection annually, and the Library leads the sector with its ambitious digitisation program. Every year, the Library welcomes over 1.9 million visitors in person and more than 4 million visits online.

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CLOCKSS Archive announces trigger of two journals for open access
- 10 Jan 2017

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that BoneKEy Reports, published by Springer Nature on behalf of the International Bone and Mineral Society, and Tijdschrift voor tijdschrift¬studies (Journal for the Study of Periodical Media) published by Projectgroep Tijdschriftstudies and supported by Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals, have been triggered for open access by the CLOCKSS Board of Directors.

The trigger of BoneKEy Reports occurred after IBMS suspended its operations in late 2016 and the content would no longer be available online. The trigger of Tijdschrift voor tijdschrift¬studies occurred after it ceased publishing and was no longer available online.

The publications have been preserved in the CLOCKSS Archive and are available to the public for free via a Creative Commons license (http://www.clockss.org/clockss/Triggered_Content).

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Portico and Rhode Island Medical Society announce preservation deal
- 03 Jan 2017

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Founded in 1812, RIMS is the eighth oldest organisation of its kind in the nation. It is a voluntary association of physicians, physician assistants and medical students that supports and advocates for all Rhode Island physicians in their efforts to provide the best possible care to their patients. RIMS represents the interests, values, and needs of the medical profession and promotes enlightened public policy in the field of health care.

Since 1917, RIMS has published the monthly Rhode Island Medical Journal since 1917. The journal transformed into an electronic-only publication in 2013.

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Preservica selected for Jisc Research Data Shared Service for UK Universities
- 29 Dec 2016

Preservica, a world leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research, has announced that its digital preservation platform has been selected to be part of the framework for the pilot phase of the Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) for UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The new shared service, that will integrate the offerings of a number of providers, will allow UK universities and other HEIs to easily deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, and long term archiving and preservation. The ultimate aim is to ensure the long-term accessibility of valuable research data, allowing it to be re-used and shared amongst universities.

The unique project involves 17 higher education pilot institutions, from large, research intensive institutions to small and specialist. Preservica, who have also provided digital preservation to several universities in the US including Yale, as well as the University of Manchester in the UK, will collaborate with Jisc and the pilot universities to develop a new system that can be offered as a managed service, relieving burden from institutional IT and procurement staff.

Preservica's digital preservation platform safeguards and future-proofs digital information, ensuring that file formats do not become obsolete and digital records are easily accessible to be used for research and knowledge re-use. Jisc's main drivers for the project also included meeting funder policy compliance, enabling good practice in research data management, and pooling resources to achieve cost and resource efficiencies.

Jisc will procure research data management services and consultancy to support institutions' individual research data management requirements. The programme will focus on providing an intuitive user interface and to ensure research data is easily found, also supporting interoperability between institutional and external research systems.

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CLOCKSS announces support of additional publishers and libraries
- 20 Dec 2016

CLOCKSS has announced that twelve additional publishers are working with the archive to preserve their publications for future generations of researchers.

CLOCKSS, the decentralised preservation archive that ensures that the digital assets of the community will survive intact, simultaneously announced the support of two additional libraries.

New Publishers include the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences; Canadian Journal of Public Health; Chicago-Kent College of Law; CourseSource; European Cells and Materials; Hellenic Psychiatric Association; Open Library of Humanities; protocols.io; Stockholm University Press; Tuwhera, Auckland University of Technology; University of Westminster Press; and Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals. New Libraries include Calvin College and Gonzaga University.

These new publishers and libraries join over 200 publishers and over 700 libraries in participating with CLOCKSS.

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Springer offers flexible purchasing option for Springer Book Archives
- 08 Dec 2016

Springer, part of Springer Nature, is offering its Springer Book Archives (SBA) in smaller year set packages. The new SBA packages are divided up into "eras," and make it easier for libraries to purchase individual subject collections according to their own needs and current budget situation. The three year sets – Vintage (1840-1989), Modern (1990-1999) and Millennium (2000-2004) – provide greater purchasing flexibility, thus providing an accessible e-resource for libraries and organisations worldwide.

Usage statistics and web analytics show that researchers are searching, utilizing and extracting value from research in many of the titles found in the Springer Book Archives. The portfolio includes over 120,000 titles in science, technology and medicine. Content dates from 2004 back to the 1840s and includes titles which were previously hard to find or unavailable in print, offering researchers a comprehensive research resource. The Book Archives is hosted on Springer's online content platform SpringerLink.

Eligible for year set options are the eleven English-language archive collections consisting of Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Engineering; Humanities, Social Science and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; and Physics and Astronomy. Also eligible are the five German-language archive collections: Medicine; Computer Science and Engineering; Business and Economics; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Life and Basic Disciplines.

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German hbz Consortium selects Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution
- 30 Nov 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen (hbz) has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to serve the consortium's member institutions.

More than 40 hbz member institutions from North Rhine-Westphalia will be able to deposit digital collections and research data in the central Rosetta system and use Rosetta to manage and preserve these assets. The hbz consortium's efforts in the field of digital preservation are supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF).

Rosetta was chosen for its extensive functionality as well as its support for consortial deposit and preservation and will allow hbz to preserve and manage the academic and literary collections of its members.

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SAE International in deal with Portico to preserve e-books and e-journals
- 16 Nov 2016

SAE International has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its full digital library to ensure all content will be secure and available in the future.

The SAE digital library has over 220,000 resources consisting of e-books, journal articles, magazine articles, technical papers, and engineering standards. These resources are used by academia, corporations, and government organisations, as well as the aerospace and ground vehicle industries.

SAE International is a global association of more than 127,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. It specializes in connecting, training, and educating engineers and students.

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TÜBİTAK to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 13 Oct 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

TÜBİTAK is an agency that supports management, funding, and research in Turkey, established in 1963. TÜBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organising, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities.

In a related announcement, Portico has announced a preservation deal with Irish Medical Journal, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future. Irish Medical Journal (founded in 1867 under the name the Journal of the Medical Association of Ireland) is a peer-reviewed medical journal, published by the Irish Medical Organisation.

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Ex Libris releases Rosetta version 5.1
- 27 Sep 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced the release of version 5.1 of the Rosetta digital management and preservation system. The new version was created in collaboration with the Rosetta User Group and reflects the needs and priorities of the growing Rosetta customer community.

Designed with users in mind, Rosetta 5.1 features an improved user experience, as well as a graphical metadata editor that facilitates the management of all metadata formats. The new version streamlines the processes involved in digital preservation and asset management. For example, before putting a preservation plan into place, users can now employ a file-comparison tool to check the quality of the files that will be created. Users can arrange collections and sub-collections into meaningful display categories and thus simplify navigation in display interfaces such as the Ex Libris Primo Collection Discovery lobby.

Rosetta 5.1 also includes a new HTML5 viewer and enhanced support for mobile devices. Data assets in multiple formats, such as images, audio, and video content, are now always available and accessible.

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HathiTrust US Federal Documents Registry now available as a beta release
- 24 Aug 2016

The HathiTrust US Federal Documents Registry is now available as a beta release.

The Registry is intended to be a comprehensive source of metadata for the US federal documents corpus - material produced at government expense since 1789. While many potential use cases exist, an important use will be the identification of materials that have not yet been digitised and/or deposited into the HathiTrust repository.

The Registry was conceived in 2012 as a mechanism to determine how far HathiTrust had progressed in meeting its goal of a comprehensive digital corpus, as outlined in the ballot initiative from the 2011 Constitutional Convention. In the fall of 2013, a broad call for records was issued. From the over 40 libraries that responded, more than 25 million records was received. With such a large aggregation of records, the project team needed to develop multiple approaches for detecting and grouping duplicate records (records describing the same work).

The Registry was launched as a public alpha in June 2015, and since then the team has worked to steadily improve duplicate detection, Registry infrastructure, and the accessibility of the interface.

Now that the Registry has reached this milestone, the project team's focus will shift to gap detection in the HathiTrust digital collection. There will be a continuous effort to reduce the number of duplicate records in the Registry, while also looking to identify and fill gaps in Registry metadata. Staff will also be using Registry data and HathiTrust members’ holdings data to identify materials to be digitised.

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West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 15 Aug 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

The West Asia Organization for Cancer prevention is a subsidiary of the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP). The APOCP was founded in 2000 as a non-profit organization to promote cancer control in Asia and Pacific region.

The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (APJCP) is the official publication of the APOCP. Since 2000, the APJCP has contributed close to 8000 scientific research reports and articles to the Asian scientific community.

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McGraw-Hill Education and Science Impact Limited to preserve e-journals and e-books with Portico
- 08 Aug 2016

McGraw-Hill Education has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its AccessScience articles, as well as its e-book library, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education is a pre-k through postgraduate learning science company that publishes textbooks, instructional materials, and trade publications, as well as digital education research. AccessScience is an award-winning online resource covering all major scientific disciplines with high quality reference materials, primary sources, videos, and curriculum maps for teachers.

McGraw-Hill Education's e-book library consists of notable content across a number of subject areas, including: Business leadership and management, career advice, finance/investing, language-learning, Medical & USMLE® Test Prep for medical students and nurses/nursing students, computing and TAB for programming and I.T. students/professionals, and study aids on just about any course and standardised test.

In a related announcement, Portico announced Science Impact Limited will also be preserving its e-publications with Portico.

Science Impact Limited is a UK based publisher producing the Impact series of research reports. Impact is a series of high-quality, open access and free to access science reports designed to enable the dissemination of research impact to key stakeholders. The publication features content from the world's leading research agencies, policy groups, universities and research projects. Impact is published under a CC-BY-NC Creative Commons licence.

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Victoria University of Wellington selects Ex Libris Rosetta for preserving and managing digital assets
- 01 Aug 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that Victoria University of Wellington has selected Rosetta as its digital preservation and asset management solution. The Victoria University Library serves as the custodian of over 15,000 digitised historical cultural works, part of the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, and over 11,000 born-digital theses and research projects in institutional repositories, including several other smaller digital collections.

Rosetta will be a key element of the Library's digital assets management and preservation processes and will enable researchers in any location to read or view the digital objects in the Library's extensive collections.

Victoria will be integrating Rosetta with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. This combination will assist the library in streamlining its descriptive practice and will increase the discoverability of local digital collections.

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Portico announces preservation deals with Caister Academic Press, Whioce Publishing and Societat Catalana de Salut Laboral
- 20 Jun 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Caister Academic Press will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Caister Academic Press is a leading specialist publisher in microbiology and molecular biology with a focus on current research, latest technology, new applications and emerging trends.

In a related announcement, Portico announced preservation deals with Whioce Publishing and Societat Catalana de Salut Laboral.

Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd. was established in Singapore in 2014, with a global outlook. The core business of the company focuses on the publication of academic journals, organisation of international academic conferences, translation (Mandarin-to-English), and language editing services.

Societat Catalana de Salut Laboral is a nonprofit scientific professional society, founded in 2014 as a result of the interest of occupational health professionals seeking a forum for open, multidisciplinary scientific debate, and to share knowledge and experiences to improve occupational health.

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Portico announces preservation deals with European Scientific Institute, RCVS Knowledge and Sociedade Brasileira de Reprodução Assistida
- 06 Jun 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the European Scientific Institute (ESI) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

ESI publishes several peer reviewed journals, among which is one of the largest interdisciplinary journals in Europe—the European Scientific Journal (ESJ).

In a related announcement, Portico announced preservation deals with RCVS Knowledge and Sociedade Brasileira de Reprodução Assistida (SBRA).

RCVS Knowledge is the independent charity associated with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Their ambition is to become a global intermediary for evidence based veterinary knowledge by providing access to information that is of immediate value to practicing veterinary professionals and directly contributes to evidence based clinical decision-making.

SBRA is a scientific program focusing on major advances and current international reproductive medicine.

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International Association of Online Engineering and the Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 24 May 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

The International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) is an international non-profit organization with the objective of encouraging the wider development, distribution and application of Online Engineering (OE) technologies and its influence to the society. The association seeks to foster practices in education and research in universities, higher education institutions and the industry on OE.

In a related announcement, Portico has announced that the Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation (JIRSF) will preserve e-journals with Portico. JIRSF will partner with Portico to preserve the content from its journal—Reconstructive Review.

Published since 2011 Reconstructive Review is a peer-reviewed, open-access orthopaedic journal devoted to publishing papers in the area of total joint arthroplasty. Types of articles include original articles, basic science, case reports, clinical/surgical, commentary, controversy, healthcare policy/economics, reviews, letters to the editor, and surveys. This journal continues JISRF's commitment to bring together all aspects of scientific endeavour for the betterment of our total joint patients.

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Portico announces preservation deals with SciPress and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology
- 23 May 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that SciPress will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

SciPress is a scientific publishing house located in Switzerland, near Zurich, with a strong focus on theoretical and applied physical sciences, engineering, earth sciences, social sciences and humanities. All over the world SciPress provides web open access to databases of scientific research in various fields, written as high quality stand-alone papers or compiled as special topic volumes, proceedings of international conferences and monographs.

In a related announcement, Portico announced a preservation deal with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) claims to be the largest eye and vision research organisation in the world. Members include nearly 12,000 eye and vision researchers from over 75 countries. Through its members, journals and other programs, ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. ARVO's three online, open access peer-reviewed journals are Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Journal of Vision and Translational Vision Science & Technology.

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Avestia Publishing to preserve e-Journals with Portico
- 18 May 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Avestia Publishing will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available in the future.

Avestia Publishing is a fast growing academic publication platform. All Avestia publications adopt an open access model, are peer-reviewed, and maintain high standards, both technically and professionally.

The International Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology (International ASET Inc.) is their parent institution.

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Exact Editions to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 17 May 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Exact Editions will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Exact Editions turns books and periodicals into dynamic, user friendly digital editions with extensive archives. They specialise in making content accessible, searchable and usable across the web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Portico now preserves one billion files
- 29 Apr 2016

ITHAKA, a not-for-profit leader in developing new solutions to advance and preserve knowledge, has announced that its large-scale digital preservation service Portico now preserves one billion files or, in practical terms, more than 20,000 e-journals, 400,000 e-books, and 600 million images that include vast collections of historical newspapers.

Libraries worldwide are moving rapidly to holding digital collections, but will all those bits and bytes be here in the future? ITHAKA is making sure the answer to that question is yes. Portico has nearly doubled the amount of content it preserves in the past year, representing the ingestion of more than 24 million files per month into the archive, and pushing it over the one billion mark.

Portico has also expanded its services and the files it archives by working with libraries with special mandates and obligations to preserve content. Both the British Library and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek are partnering with Portico to meet commitments to preserve academic content. Additionally, Portico is working with fellow-ITHAKA service, the digital library JSTOR, to preserve the 70 million pages of journal content it has digitized and brought online.

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Barataria. Revista Castellano-Manchega to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 25 Apr 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Barataria. Revista Castellano-Manchega will preserve its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Barataria. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias Sociales came out for the first time in January 1998. The publisher of the Journal Barataria is "Asociación Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias Sociales," an association based in Toledo-Spain, the "land of Don Quixote." It is a member of the Spanish Federation of Sociology (FES) and from the International Sociological Association (ISA).

The Association's primary objective is innovation of knowledge from theory and empirical analysis in the field of social sciences, especially in Sociology.

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Portico announces preservation deals with Maxwell Scientific Publication Corp., IJPHY and the ASCE
- 08 Mar 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Maxwell Scientific Publication Corp. (MSP) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

MSP operates as an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services to contribute to the advancement of research knowledge.

In a related announcement, Portico announced preservation deals with the International Journal of Physiotherapy (IJPHY) and the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE).

IJPHY is an open access, peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal that publishes genuine and original research work. It provides free access of the articles for students, academicians, clinicians for future research, and establishes a database for researchers and clinicians for implementation of research findings into clinical Physiotherapy practice.

The American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been a Portico participant for e-journal preservation since 2007. ASCE will now preserve their full library, including ebooks, with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

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International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 03 Mar 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

IJSER is an open access source for a large number of high quality and peer reviewed journals in all the fields of science, engineering, and technology. Scientists and engineers involved in research can make the most of this growing global forum to publish papers covering their original research or extended versions of already published conference/journal papers, scholarly journals, academic articles, and more.

The published papers are made highly visible to the scientific community through a wide indexing policy, and can be freely accessed and utilised by everyone for the development of science and technology.

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The LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries and The CLOCKSS Archive support ‘Long-tail’ publishers
- 23 Feb 2016

Communities using the LOCKSS Software have collaboratively passed an important milestone and are now preserving over 1000 'long tail' journal publishers, smaller publishers who have ten or fewer journals. Content from these publishers are most at-risk for loss, making preservation vital to guarantee future access to the material for research and teaching.

As libraries migrate from print to online-only publications, assurances from publishers that a library's investments are protected and preserved for generations to come is essential.

According to Victoria Reich, LOCKSS Program executive director, there are tens of thousands of long tail publishers worldwide, which makes preserving the first 1,000 publishers an important first step to a larger endeavour to protect vulnerable digital content.

The CLOCKSS Archive is a critical and unique player in the quest to preserve Web-based scholarly publications. CLOCKSS assigns abandoned and orphaned (triggered) content a Creative Commons license to ensure it remains available forever.

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Pure Earth to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 09 Feb 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Pure Earth will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Pure Earth is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to solving pollution problems in low- and middle-income countries, where human health is at risk. The Journal of Health and Pollution (JH&P) is a semi-annual online journal of peer reviewed research and news published by Pure Earth.

According to Rich Fuller, founder, Pure Earth, Portico is making it possible for Pure Earth to confidently deliver long-term, reliable access to JH&P content for future researchers, environmental engineers, and physicians practicing in countries with a heavy burden of pollution.

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ACI Information Group in deal with Portico to preserve Scholarly Blog Collection
- 13 Jan 2016

ACI Information Group, LLC (ACI) will preserve the ACI Scholarly Blog Index with Portico, ensuring that the first digital collection of scholarly blogs will be secure and available for library subscribers into the future.

ACI Information Group is a leading aggregator of editorially selected and curated social media and blog publications. Professionals, researchers, scholars, and students use the highly authoritative insights and analysis provided through ACI's editorially selected collection of social media publications to find information that is unavailable in traditional media and journals.

Portico is one of the largest community-supported digital archives in the world with a mission to help the academic community preserve e-journals, e-books, and other electronic scholarly content for the long term. Currently, Portico preserves more than 60 million archival units working with more than 300 participating publishers that represent more than 2,000 societies and associations.

When preserved content in the Portico archive is no longer available from the publisher or any other source, Portico library participants gain access to it through Portico. This is critical for researchers who rely on ongoing access to scholarly content.

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Enviro Research Publishers and the International Journal of Food Studies to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 12 Jan 2016

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Enviro Research Publishers will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Enviro Research Publishers is a publishing house from India that provides the research community with a publishing platform, and focuses on publishing high standard scientific research journals and articles.

In a related announcement, Portico has announced that the International Journal of Food Studies (IJFS) will also preserve e-journals with Portico. IJFS is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal featuring scientific articles on the world of Food in Education, Research, and Industry.

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F1000Research to be preserved with Portico
- 31 Dec 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that F1000Research will be preserved through Portico's E-Journal Preservation Service, ensuring that its content will be secure and available into the future.

F1000Research is an Open Science publishing platform for life scientists, offering immediate publication of posters, slides and articles without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent refereeing and the inclusion of all source data.

F1000Research is a scholarly publication platform set up for the scientific research community; each article has at least one author who is a qualified researcher or clinician actively working in the life sciences and who has made a key contribution to the article. It publishes different type of research, including clinical trials, systematic reviews, software tools, method articles, and many others. Reviews and Opinion articles providing a balanced and comprehensive overview of the latest discoveries in a particular field, or presenting a personal perspective on recent developments, are also welcome.

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Clinical Care Targeted Communications to preserve e-journal with Portico
- 23 Dec 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Clinical Care Targeted Communications will preserve The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) with Portico, ensuring that the journal will be secure and available into the future.

The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) is an independent, peer-reviewed, monthly publication dedicated to disseminating clinical information to managed care physicians, clinical decision makers, and other healthcare professionals.

Founded in 1995, AJMC addresses a broad range of issues relevant to clinical decision making in a cost-constrained environment and examines the impact of clinical, management, and policy interventions and programs on healthcare and economic outcomes.

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OhioLINK adopts Ex Libris Rosetta to manage, preserve, and provide access to digital collections
- 22 Dec 2015

Ex Libris® Group, a ProQuest® company, has announced that OhioLINK has selected the Ex Libris Rosetta digital management and preservation solution for 120 academic libraries plus the State Library of Ohio. Rosetta will ensure long-term access to the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Collection (EJC), Electronic Book Collection (EBC), Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center, and Digital Resource Commons (DRC) collections.

OhioLINK sought a preservation system based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model that could integrate with its existing content management systems and support a wide range of processing workflows. As a large and complex consortium, OhioLINK required a solution that could be implemented and maintained in a way that suits a wide variety of content.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 15 Dec 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

SME is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers.

SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development.

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Emerald partners with CLOCKSS Archive to preserve ejournals and ebooks
- 08 Dec 2015

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with Emerald Group Publishing to preserve their ejournals and ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries worldwide. 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.

Founded in 1967, Emerald today manages a range of digital products, a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 450 teaching cases.

More than 3,000 Emerald articles are downloaded every hour of every day. The network of contributors includes over 100,000 advisers, authors and editors. Globally, Emerald has an extraordinary reach with 12 offices worldwide and more than 4,000 customers in over 120 countries.

Emerald is COUNTER 4 compliant. It is also a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation. It also works in close collaboration with a number of organizations and associations worldwide.

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Joanna Briggs Institute and the Center for Systematic Entomology to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 07 Dec 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Joanna Briggs Institute will preserve The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports with Portico, ensuring that it will be secure and available into the future.

The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports is a refereed online journal that publishes systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of healthcare research following the JBI methodology and undertaken by the Joanna Briggs Institute and its international collaborating centers and groups.

In a related announcement, Portico announced that the Center for Systematic Entomology will preserve Insecta Mundi with Portico. Insecta Mundi is a journal primarily devoted to insect systematics.

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Portico provides access to two Sage Publications’ titles
- 30 Nov 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has made content from two Open Access journals previously published by Sage Publications available through the Portico archive. The titles that have triggered are: Human Genomics and Proteomics and Journal of Dental Biomechanics.

The content for some volumes and issues listed below is no longer available through any online platform; therefore, it has "triggered" and is available via the Portico archive. These titles were published Open Access by Sage and will remain Open Access through Portico.

In a related announcement, Portico announced that the International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE) will preserve its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that these journals will be secure and available into the future.

IABE is a global organization of academic scholars, business executives, students, and public policy makers in business, economics, and related fields.

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International Association for Plant Taxonomy to preserve e-journal with Portico
- 09 Nov 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) will preserve TAXON with Portico, ensuring that the e-journal will be secure and available into the future.

IAPT is dedicated to organismal biodiversity the extent, recognition, organization, evolution, and naming of plants and fungi, both living and fossil. TAXON, its bi-monthly journal, is devoted to systematic and evolutionary biology with emphasis on plants and fungi.

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The Shanghai Library selects Ex Libris Rosetta to manage and preserve its vast collections of digitised rare books, personal archives, and genealogy
- 03 Nov 2015

Library automation and preservation solutions provider Ex Libris® Group has announced that the Shanghai Library has adopted the Ex Libris Rosetta digital management and preservation solution, joining over 100 institutions worldwide that have chosen Rosetta.

One of the world's largest public libraries, the Shanghai Library will use Rosetta to manage and preserve both digitised records such as ancient books, sound recordings, and archives, and born-digital collections of websites and film. Through its digitisation program Shanghai Library provides access to rare books; manuscripts; genealogy resources; the Sheng Xuanhuai Archives; books and journals published in the Republic period; and the North China Daily News. Rosetta's support for multiple languages and its customised Chinese interface will enable library staff to deposit diverse content into the system, drawn from a wealth of original materials. As a result Rosetta will support the Library's mission to expose a wide range of rich Chinese heritage to the world.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital asset management and preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitized materials.

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Universidad de Santander UDES to preserve e-journal with Portico
- 29 Oct 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the Universidad de Santander UDES will preserve Revista CUIDARTE with Portico, ensuring that it will be secure and available into the future.

According to Wilson Cañon Montañez, Editor in Chief, Revista CUIDARTE, Portico is making it possible for Universidad de Santander UDES to confidently deliver long-term, reliable access of Revista CUIDARTE content for researchers and health professionals.

Revista CUIDARTE is the official scientific open access journal of the Nursing Program at the Universidad de Santander UDES.

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Participants in Portico’s E-Journal Preservation Service gain access to Science Foundation in China
- 27 Oct 2015

Participants in Portico's E-Journal Preservation Service will now gain access to Science Foundation in China published by the Institute of Physics Publishing.

The content for the volumes and issues is no longer available through any online platform; therefore, it has "triggered" and is available to Portico participants via the Portico archive. Participating institutions have access to the five volumes of Science Foundation in China regardless of whether they previously subscribed to the title.

The Portico OpenURL Base URL is: www.portico.org/openurl/resolver.

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Five new publishers to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 19 Oct 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that 5 new publishers will preserve their e-journals with the Portico E-Journal Preservation Service. These include: Edorium Journals, Institute of Education (IOE) Press, the Science and Information (SAI) Organization, Science Publishing Corporation, and University of Florida. These publishers ensure that their journals will be secure and available for future researchers and students.

Edorium Journals is an academic publisher of open access journals. The open access journals are international, peer reviewed, open access journals covering subjects in medical specialties, surgical specialties, and basic sciences.

IOE Press is a university press that aims to meet the needs of UK and international practitioners, students, and scholars while complementing the Institute's mission to pursue excellence in education and related areas of social science and professional practice.

Founded in 2010 as an independent conference management and publishing company, The Science and Information (SAI) Organization is responsible for featuring information covering the diverse domains in technology.

Science Publishing Corporation is a publisher of international scientific journals. Learn more on the publisher page.

The University of South Florida System is a young and agile system that includes three institutions, each separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Learn more on the publisher page.

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Cambridge University Press and CLOCKSS announce preservation deal
- 12 Oct 2015

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with Cambridge University Press 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.

According to CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer, by archiving with CLOCKSS, Cambridge University Press 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.

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprises 50,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, over 350 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing.

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Oklahoma State University selects Ex Libris Rosetta for digital preservation
- 16 Sep 2015

Library automation and preservation solutions provider Ex Libris® Group has announced that Oklahoma State University has adopted the Rosetta digital-asset management and preservation solution.

Deployed at academic institutions, libraries, archives and other memory institutions around the world, Rosetta encompasses the entire workflow for managing and preserving digital assets, including their validation, ingest, storage, preservation and delivery. The Rosetta solution handles institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites and other digitally-born and digitized materials.

At OSU, the focus of the first Rosetta preservation project will be the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program. Dean Sheila Grant Johnson has prioritized the creation of digital content at the OSU Libraries and recognises the need for long-term preservation and management of these collections.

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American Institute of Mathematical Sciences to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 09 Sep 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) will preserve its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.

Digital preservation is clearly an important component for both publishers and libraries. AIMS is an international organisation for the advancement and dissemination of mathematical sciences. AIMS promotes mathematical science education through its publications and conferences.

The mission of AIMS is to foster and enhance interactions among a broad spectrum of mathematicians and scientists worldwide.

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EBSCO and Portico announce partnership to ensure long-term availability of Digital Archives
- 04 Sep 2015

EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Portico to preserve collections from its Digital Archives products. EBSCO's Portico participation means that there will be uninterrupted access to the historical content in these collections.

EBSCO launched its Digital Archives in 2009 as part of an ongoing initiative to digitise important primary documents of historical source materials used by scholars and students. EBSCO will be taking part in Portico's D-Collection Preservation Service which preserves digitised historic collections on behalf of participating publishers. This service is solely supported by publishers that have committed their collections to the archive and more than 120 d-collections are preserved in Portico today.

EBSCO's Digital Historical Collections to be preserved in the Portico archive include the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection series (1684-1912), African American Historical Serials, the ATLA Historical Monograph Collections, Civil War Primary Source Documents, the Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collections, Gateway to North America, Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books, and much more.

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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 01 Sep 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will preserve their e-journals with Portico. With this move ASABE seeks to ensure that its journals will be secure and available into the future.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.

Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises 8,000 members in more than 90 countries.

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Particle Therapy Cooperative Group to preserve e-journal with Portico
- 27 Aug 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group will preserve 'International Journal of Particle Therapy' with Portico, ensuring that it will be secure and available into the future.

Particle Therapy Cooperative is a non-profit organisation for those interested in proton, light ion, and heavy charged particle radiotherapy.

Portico is a digital preservation service provided by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. Created in 2002, Portico was founded to build a sustainable digital archive to serve the academic community and to enable publishers and libraries to feel secure and to realize tangible benefits as they transitioned to greater reliance on digital content.

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UNLV University Libraries join HathiTrust
- 23 Jul 2015

The UNLV University Libraries recently joined HathiTrust, a partnership of research institutions committed to preserving and providing access to digitised monographs and other materials via a shared repository.

Nearly 100 HathiTrust partners bring an excess of 13 million volumes of copyrighted and public domain materials to lifelong learners worldwide. More than five centuries and 400 languages represented in the HathiTrust repository will now be available to the UNLV community through the Libraries' web portal.

HathiTrust repository users can conduct bibliographic or full-text searches, read and download public domain and open access materials online, and create their own sharable collections using HathiTrust's collection-building feature. Forthcoming to the HathiTrust repository are U.S. federal documents, images, and audio files in addition to its vast book and journal collection.

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Emerald Group Publishing and Portico extend relationship to preserve e-books
- 06 Jul 2015

Academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing is extending its relationship with Portico to preserve its e-books in the Portico archive. With this move, Emerald seeks to ensure that their e-book content will be secure and available into the future.

Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited manages a portfolio of over 290 journals and over 2,500 books and book series volumes. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products, resources, and services to support its customers' needs.

Emerald has been preserving its e-journals with Portico since 2009.

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Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University select Ex Libris Rosetta
- 30 Jun 2015

Library automation and preservation solutions provider Ex Libris® Group has announced that Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University have adopted the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will enable the libraries to manage and preserve their digital collections, including born-digital objects such as web sites and research data, in perpetuity.

With Rosetta, the three institutions will be able to implement the solution together and work off one infrastructure, providing end-to-end digital asset management and preservation for the vast array of assets in all of their libraries.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitized materials.

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Portico tackles the ‘long tail,’ focuses on small publishers
- 23 Jun 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has grown to include more than 300 participating publishers—representing more than 2,000 societies and associations—and more than half are small publishers. The recent increase in signings of 'small' publishers that produce ten titles or fewer is a result of community feedback.

Portico began working with large commercial publishers, such as Elsevier and John Wiley & Sons, as well as society publishers and university presses, in 2005. The archive has expanded its range of relationships ever since. Recent small publishers that have joined include libraries as publishers, such as Pacific University Libraries and University of Kansas Libraries, and small international presses such as Methaodos Revista de Ciencias Sociales in Spain and Hygeia Press in Italy.

Portico has developed guidelines for and, where possible, tools to facilitate content deposits to ease the path to participation. For example, Portico built an export plugin for the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. Acting on recommendations from the community, Portico has been able to establish relationships with long tail publishers and increase awareness of the vital need for preservation of their content.

In 2011, 2CUL, a partnership between Columbia and Cornell university libraries, highlighted the need for increased preservation of journals from small publishers.

Today, Portico preserves more than 46 million archival units, which include journal articles, books, images, videos, and newspaper issues through their E-Journal, E-Book, and D-Collection Services.

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Sixth annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group opens in Leuven, Belgium
- 02 Jun 2015

Users of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution are gathering this week at KU Leuven in Belgium for the sixth annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group from June 1-6, 2015 at Leuven, Belgium.

This year the meeting examines the ways in which Rosetta users manage and preserve complex collections as research data, archive records, and 3D architectural data. Contributions from Rosetta customers include presentations on the Rosetta format knowledge base and the path for certifying a digital preservation solution.

Sharing her deep experience in the field of preserving rare physical and digital assets, the keynote speaker Professor Lieve Watteeuw, from the Center for the Study of Medieval Art, KU Leuven, will present her insights on Medieval Manuscripts and Interactive 2D Imaging.

A highlight of the meeting will be a panel discussion on the future of digital preservation, and its challenges and opportunities. Moderated by Steve Knight, programme director for preservation research and consultancy at the National Library of New Zealand, and also chair of the Rosetta User Group, panel members include Michelle Lindlar, Technical Analyst at the German National Library of Science and Technology and Board Member of the Open Preservation Foundation; Edward M. Corrado, Associate Dean of Library Technology Planning and Policy at the University of Alabama; Dvir Hoffman, VP Product Management and Marketing at Ex Libris; and Josh Weisman, Rosetta Development Director at Ex Libris.

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National Library of the Netherlands and Portico partnership at the forefront of digital preservation and international collaboration
- 29 May 2015

The National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and Portico have announced a new partnership that will support the preservation of e-journals through the KB’s International e-Depot program and take advantage of Portico’s extensive preservation infrastructure and expertise.

The KB’s International e-Depot program focuses on the preservation of e-journals from international scientific publishers, and grew out of e-Depot, the solution to preserve locally published content in the Netherlands.

Portico first began offering e-journal preservation support to national libraries through its work with the British Library to help it meet UK legal deposit regulations in 2013.

The International e-Depot already preserves more than 15 million e-journal articles, and Portico will provide the KB with preservation-formatted e-journal content from scientific publishers who are new to the program. The first group of new participants includes BioOne, Walter de Gruyter, Wolters Kluwer, Karger, Brill, and Thieme. In case of an e-journal trigger event from participating publishers, the KB would provide access to Dutch researchers.

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Portico and Pacific University Libraries announce preservation deal
- 04 May 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Pacific University Libraries will preserve e-journals with Portico, ensuring that these e-journals will be secure and available into the future. The e-journals, published under an open access model, will remain open access through Portico if a trigger event occurs.

Started in 2009, the Pacific University Libraries' publishing program includes scholarly, professional, and student journals in a variety of disciplines. All journals are freely available online.

Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions.

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University of Sheffield to use Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management solution
- 22 Apr 2015

Library automation services provider Ex Libris Group has announced that the University of Sheffield in the UK has selected the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will ensure the sustainable preservation of the digitised objects created by the University Library's Special Collections Department and the National Fairground Archive, a unique collection of videos, texts, audio files, and pictures about the culture and history of travelling fairs and entertainment, as well as the large collection of University's born-digital material which includes scholarly research data, administrative records, and departmental publications.

The Sheffield Medical School, Firth College, and Sheffield Technical School merged to form the University College of Sheffield in 1897, which became the University of Sheffield in 1905. The University now has over 26,000 students from over 130 countries, with a faculty and staff of about 6,000. Academic departments are grouped into five faculties: Arts and Humanities; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry, and Health; Science; and Social Sciences. The University Library has a reputation for innovation and a strong focus on customer satisfaction. Its digital and print services are delivered from five sites, including the award-winning Information Commons, an integrated learning environment for students.

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SHARE unveils beta version of free notification service, SHARE Notify
- 15 Apr 2015

SHARE has launched a public beta version of its free notification service, SHARE Notify, to make research more widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. Stakeholders in the research enterprise - funding agencies, institutions, and individual researchers - often find it challenging to keep track of new research activities that may be relevant to their work.

SHARE Notify generates a normalised feed of research release events such as posting a preprint to a disciplinary repository, depositing a data set into a data repository, publishing a peer-reviewed article from diverse sources and with varied schema. This service will enable all stakeholders to have the information necessary to improve their workflows for tracking research outcomes, outputs, and impact. SHARE Notify currently includes metadata from 30 providers and more than 615,000 release events.

SHARE Notify is the first project of SHARE, a higher education initiative to maximise research impact. SHARE was co-founded by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in 2013 and is funded, in part, by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Center for Open Science (COS) has been SHARE's technical partner since June 2014.

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EDP Sciences in deal with Portico to preserve e-journals
- 13 Apr 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that EDP Sciences, a learned-society owned publisher, will preserve its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future.

EDP Sciences (Édition Diffusion Presse Sciences), a subsidiary of several learned societies, works closely with the scientific world. It specializes in the communication and dissemination of scientific information to specialist audiences alike (general public, decision makers, teachers…). EDP Sciences produces and publishes international journals, books, and internet sites with a predominantly scientific or technical content.

EDP Sciences is under the joint ownership of the Société Française de Physique (French Physics Society), the Société Chimique de France (French Chemical Society), and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics).

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Scientific Research Publishing chooses Portico for e-journal preservation
- 09 Apr 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) will preserve its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. SCIRP is based in the US and China.

SCIRP is one of the largest Open Access journal publishers. It is currently publishing more than 200 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. SCIRP serves the worldwide academic communities and contributes to the progress and application of science with its publication.

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CSurgeries to preserve e-journal with Portico
- 02 Apr 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that CSurgeries will be preserving its e-journal with Portico, ensuring that it will be secure and available into the future. CSurgeries is based in Wexford, Pennsylvania.

CSurgeries is an online surgical video journal dedicated to creating a centralized source of peer-reviewed medical videos that are accessible to a wide audience, including patients, families, students and professionals in all surgical disciplines. This web-based forum is designed to provide brief, accurate, and top quality surgical video clips that are approved by international experts through the peer-review process.

CSurgeries aims to be a useful resource for teaching basic and complex surgical techniques, and a venue where surgical innovations can be shared within members of the same surgical specialty.

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Peer J and PeerJ Preprints to be preserved with Portico
- 26 Mar 2015

PeerJ and PeerJ Preprints will be preserved with Portico through its E-Journal Preservation Service, ensuring that this content will be secure and available into the future.

PeerJ is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. It publishes research articles in the Biological and Medical Sciences, and also now in Computer Science with the launch of sister journal PeerJ Computer Science.

PeerJ PrePrints is the 'pre-print' area of PeerJ.

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Radiological Society of North America to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 06 Mar 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will preserve its e-journals, Radiology and RadioGraphics with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. RSNA is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

The Radiological Society of North America is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 51,000 members across the globe. Through its educational resources, RSNA provides hundreds of thousands of continuing education credits toward physicians' maintenance of certification—more than one million CME certificates have been awarded since 2000.

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IOP Publishing to preserves ebooks with CLOCKSS Archive
- 04 Mar 2015

The CLOCKSS Archive 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.

According to CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer, 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.

Science Domain to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 24 Feb 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Science Domain will be preserving its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. Science Domain is based in West Bengal, India.

Science Domain International (SDI) publishes high-quality, OPEN peer reviewed, open access international journals in various sectors of science, technology, and medicine (STM). Rigorous and Transparent OPEN peer review process help to maintain integrity in scholarly publication.

Fast and open access principle of SDI help to promote rapid propagation of the most up-to-date research findings to the researchers worldwide without any financial barrier.

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Portico and InTech announce preservation deal
- 23 Feb 2015

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that InTech will be preserving its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. InTech is based in Rijeka, Croatia.

Since 2004, InTech collaborated with more than 87,000 authors from more than 2,400 publications. InTech currently publishes six peer reviewed journals spanning robotics, nanotechnology, nanobiomedicine, to engineering business management. The aim is to provide free online access to research, thus helping academics reach diverse new audiences around the world. InTech's mission is to give all researchers equal opportunity to share ideas and develop their careers, and for their work to have impact among scientific communities.

By archiving with Portico, InTech is committed to sharing, and ensuring long-term accessibility to all contents published in its journals.

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National Agricultural Library and ASERL partner to archive 875 research journals
- 13 Feb 2015

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has announced that the National Agricultural Library (NAL) has become ASERL's first-ever Program Affiliate. Through this agreement, NAL will partner with ASERL libraries to retain important agriculture-related print journals as part of ASERL's 'Scholars Trust' program, and NAL will use the 'JRNL' software tool to manage these holdings and make them discoverable to other program partners.

Created in 2010, the Scholars Trust program includes more than 12,000 print journal titles held by 25 ASERL libraries and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). Participating libraries agree to maintain these items for use until 2035. Within this archive of more than 12,000 journals is a set of approximately 1,100 agriculture-related titles, held primarily by US Land Grant institutions within ASERL.

As a result of the new alliance with NAL, an additional 875 titles will be held under this agreement by the National Agricultural Library and made available to any Scholars Trust library.

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AAAS and the Science family of journals join forces with CLOCKSS to safeguard access to content
- 09 Feb 2015

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive 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.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is 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.

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Maney Publishing unveils digital archives, unlocks over a century’s worth of content
- 03 Feb 2015

Academic publisher Maney Publishing has announced that the new MORE (Maney Online Research E-journal) Digital Archives include the back-file content of 80 journals and offer instant online access to a wealth of significant, historical research and scholarly excellence, much of which has been published by academic and professional societies.

Now available as a one-off purchase to higher education institutions, the Archives cover the humanities and social sciences, health sciences, and materials science and engineering, and include over 450,000 pages of content from internationally renowned journals such as International Materials Reviews, European Journal of Archaeology and International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

The Archives make previously difficult-to-find content easily accessible to library users and they are clearly priced and available in a variety of options aimed to meet the needs of different libraries. Content is hosted on Maney Online and integrated with current journal content thus offering the same flexible and intuitive user interface, advanced browse and search capabilities, and enhanced administration and reporting tools.

Maney has a robust retro-digitisation programme in place and 60 percent of journals are fully archived, with more being digitised each year. Many societies can now offer their members access to a complete run of these journals in Maney Online.

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University of Arizona selects Ex Libris Rosetta to drive large scale digital asset management and preservation for a consortium-led initiative
- 28 Jan 2015

Library automation and preservation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that the University of Arizona has adopted the Rosetta digital management and preservation solution as a key component of its repository services. Designed to expose the University's rich digital collections for the benefit of diverse audiences, the project will better enable the University of Arizona to provide sustained access to scholarly digital content and research to both university members and the broader academic community.

Rosetta's ability to provide end-to-end digital asset management and preservation for the vast array of assets and research data that the university possesses, its consortial architecture that allows participating institutions to maintain a degree of autonomy, and its ability to act as a transitional component between multiple display layers, made it the clear choice for Arizona.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. It enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

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Project MUSE in deal with Portico to preserve its complete collection of scholarly electronic journals
- 27 Jan 2015

Project MUSE has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its complete collection of scholarly electronic journals, which contains titles from more than 120 not-for-profit scholarly publishers worldwide. Project MUSE and Portico began their partnership in 2012 with the preservation of e-books from the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) collection.

Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE provides complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

Project MUSE is a provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community, offering access to books and journals from more than 200 of the world's most distinguished not-for-profit publishers. Content from over 600 journals is currently offered, including many prestigious flagship titles in their respective disciplines. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, now consist of more than 35,000 frontlist and archival book titles, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content.

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Oklahoma State University Library joins HathiTrust
- 19 Jan 2015

Oklahoma State University Library has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than 80 partners. The partners have contributed nearly 11 million volumes digitized from their library collections. More than 3.4 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available online.

HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, as a trusted repository it guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds. It provides the expert curation and consistent access associated with research libraries. Second, HathiTrust offers persistent access to the digital collections as both a service for partners and a public good. This includes viewing, downloading, and searching to public domain volumes, and searching of copyright volumes. Specialised features are also available which facilitate access by people with disabilities and allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into ‘collections’ that can be searched and browsed.

In a related announcement, the Georgia Tech Library also joined HathiTrust as one of its members. Through HathiTrust, the Georgia Tech campus community can now freely access more than 4.5 million digital books and journals in the public domain from a desktop or mobile device. Users can search HathiTrust’s catalogue, curate their own private libraries, and download digital material at no cost.

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Retinal Cases & Brief Reports accepted for indexing by MEDLINE/PubMed and Scopus
- 15 Dec 2014

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health has announced that Retinal Cases & Brief Reports, a publication dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed case reports and brief reports in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal and vitreous diseases, has been accepted for indexing by MEDLINE/PubMed and Scopus. All articles back to Volume 1 Issue 1 now appear in PubMed and going forward all articles will be indexed immediately upon publication.

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. MEDLINE includes citations from over 5,600 scholarly journals published around the world. Inclusion of Retinal Cases & Brief Reports in MEDLINE/PubMed will provide international visibility and recognition for the journal's authors, and confirms the importance of the growing field of ophthalmology.

The journal, first published in 2007, publishes instructive and challenging cases that take the reader from the initial case presentation through the work-up, differential diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. A world class editorial board is committed to providing the highest level of discussion and expertise in the evaluation of these interesting and timely cases and brief reports.

The editorial team for Retinal Cases & Brief Reports is led by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Alexander J. Brucker, who is also the Editor of the internationally acclaimed subspecialty journal, RETINA, The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases.

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Georgetown University Library joins HathiTrust
- 26 Nov 2014

The Georgetown University Library has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

Membership in HathiTrust gives all Georgetown users advanced options when accessing HathiTrust's more than 4.5 million publically-available volumes. Users can now create reading lists, save items and download full-text pdfs of many items in HathiTrust's archive. In the future, digitized volumes from Georgetown's own collection will also be available to Georgetown users.

In addition, HathiTrust enables the Library to provide enhanced access to digitized materials, including items still in copyright, for users with print disabilities.

Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has more than one hundred partners who have contributed more than 12 million volumes to the digital library, digitized from their collections. In collecting these volumes, HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, as a trusted repository it guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds. Second, as a service for partners and a public good, HathiTrust offers persistent access to the digital collections. This includes viewing, downloading, searching and saving public domain volumes and those belonging to a user's institution.

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State Library of Queensland opts for Ex Libris Rosetta
- 24 Nov 2014

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has selected Ex Libris Rosetta to demonstrate management and preservation of its digital collections. Rosetta's unique end-to-end digital asset management and preservation framework will support the complete lifecycle of 'born digital' content - from ingest and acquisition through description to digital object management, preservation, and end user discovery. Rosetta would replace the Library's existing Ex Libris DigiTool installation, which was used up to now to manage its extensive digital, audio, and video collections.

Prior to adopting Rosetta, State Library of Queensland selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and has run the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution for more than four years. Harnessing Alma's integrated workflows for the management of all library resources - whether print, electronic, or digital - Rosetta will enable the Library to manage and preserve its digital collections in perpetuity, as well as born-digital objects such as web sites and research data. Implementation of Rosetta will begin with a pilot phase in which SLQ will evaluate the Library's unique requirements for Rosetta, and following a successful pilot, aim to continue to a full implementation.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

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Science Publications and Bentham Science Publishers to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 28 Oct 2014

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Science Publications will be preserving its 30 e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. Science Publications is located in New York City and Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Science Publications publishes peer-reviewed, open access academic journals. Their journals aim to provide researchers, writers, academic professors, and, students with up-to-date research in a broad range of areas, and to facilitate the global exchange and review of research, ideas and expertise among individuals in the scientific community.

In a related announcement, Portico announced that Bentham Science Publishers will also be preserving its e-journals with Portico. Bentham Science Publishers is a publishing company of scientific, technical, and medical literature based at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The publisher publishes more than 130 subscription-based academic journals across fields of science, technology, and medicine.

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Radiological Society of North America to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 10 Sep 2014

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will be preserving its e-journals, Radiology and RadioGraphics, with Portico. With this deal, RSNA seeks to ensure that their content will be secure and available into the future. RSNA is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

The Radiological Society of North America is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 51,000 members across the globe. Through its educational resources, RSNA provides hundreds of thousands of continuing education credits toward physicians' maintenance of certification - more than one million CME certificates have been awarded since 2000.

Portico is supported by more than 900 libraries and over 220 publishers - representing more than 2000 scholarly societies and associations - worldwide. Portico is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.

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CHORUS-Portico deal to support preservation requirements of U.S. Federal OSTP Policy
- 19 Aug 2014

The not-for-profit digital archive Portico and CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) have entered into an agreement to support the preservation requirements of the policy memorandum released in February 2013 by the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This policy directs United States federal agencies to develop plans to make articles reporting on the research they fund freely available to the public immediately or after an embargo period, and highlights requirements needed to ensure long-term access to this research through preservation.

Portico already preserves more than 18,700 academic journals, including those from major scientific publishers. Through the agreement, Portico will provide CHORUS with preservation status for articles reporting on US-funded research for those publishers who are members of CHORUS as well as Portico. To ensure compliance, this group of publishers will extend their existing agreements with Portico to allow Portico to provide public access to relevant articles in the event of a public access failure, whereby an article is no longer openly available to the public through a publisher's site.

CHORUS is a suite of services and best practices that provide a sustainable solution to deliver public access to published articles reporting on funded research in the United States. CHORUS is the first initiative of the not-for-profit public-private partnership, CHOR, Inc., whose goal is to advance public access to peer-reviewed journal literature. CHORUS went into production in July 2014 with more than 100 signatories.

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HathiTrust Research Center awarded grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
- 31 Jul 2014

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has announced a new project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH awarded $324,841 for 'Exploring the Billions and Billions of Words in the HathiTrust Corpus with Bookworm: HathiTrust + Bookworm' (HT+BW) a two-year project that begins September 1, 2014 and will conclude August 31, 2016.

This project will be directed by J. Stephen Downie (Co-Director of the HTRC and Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in collaboration with internal partners from the Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) and the University Library and external partners from Indiana University, Northeastern University, and Baylor College of Medicine.

For this project, the HTRC is partnering with the Cultural Observatory team that developed the Google Books Ngram Viewer together with Google. The goal of this collaboration is to implement a greatly enhanced open-source version of the Cultural Observatory's "Bookworm", a faceted text analysis and visualization tool used to track trends in the use of words and phrases over time. The HT+BW tool will assist scholars and their students in navigating the massive HT corpus by providing more powerful visualisations that incorporate multi-faceted "slicing and dicing" of the underlying data through an enhanced set of content-based and metadata-based features.

The HTRC is the official research arm of the HathiTrust, a repository that centrally collects image and text representations of library holdings digitized by the Google Books project and other mass-digitization efforts. Its mission is to contribute to the common good by collection, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge.

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CLOCKSS Archive certified as trusted digital repository
- 29 Jul 2014

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

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.

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Ex Libris unveils version 4.0 of Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution
- 22 Jul 2014

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced the release of version 4.0 of the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. This major new release streamlines the management of preservation roles and enhances the communication between Rosetta and discovery systems, enabling users to easily discover collections that are preserved in Rosetta.

Version 4 of Rosetta incorporates over 100 enhancements, many of which were requested by Rosetta users. Highlights of the new version include better user experience, enhanced data management, improved system scalability, performance and robustness, and extended end-to-end support for collection management.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitized materials.

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AIAA and CLOCKSS in deal to preserve AIAA publications
- 30 Jun 2014

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has entered into a partnership with Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (CLOCKSS) to preserve its publications in case of catastrophe. The agreement guarantees that AIAA publications would be available to researchers and other parties in the event that AIAA’s ability to make the works available is catastrophically impaired.

CLOCKSS is an international, global archive governed by librarians and publishers. A geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes located at 12 major research universities around the world, the archive safeguards members’ content and makes it available to researchers if a predetermined ‘trigger event’ makes it necessary to release the data. Trigger events include: the publisher ceasing business operations, a title no longer being offered by the publisher, an inability of the publisher to make back-issues of publications available, or the catastrophic failure of the publisher’s ability to make content available via electronic means. In the case of a trigger event, CLOCKKS then makes the content available free of charge to researchers and other parties.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, AIAA seeks to ensure 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.

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CSIRO becomes 25th Australian-New Zealand library to support the CLOCKSS Archive
- 19 Jun 2014

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the 25th Australian-New Zealand library, and the first Australian government library, to support the CLOCKSS Archive.

The CLOCKSS Archive has an archive node at Australian National University (ANU). Following the example of library support by Roxanne Missingham at ANU, the other Australian & New Zealand institutions are: Auckland University of Technology, Charles Darwin University, Charles Sturt University, Curtin University, Deakin University, Flinders University, Griffith University, La Trobe University, Lincoln University, Macquarie University, Massey University, Murdoch University, Queensland University of Technology, Southern Cross University, University of Auckland, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Otago, University of Queensland, University of Tasmania, University of Technology- Sydney, University of Western Sydney and Victoria University.

CSIRO joins over 700 supporting libraries of the CLOCKSS Archive worldwide based in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency, and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. The largest science library in Australia, CSIRO Library Services provides support to over 6,500 staff located at more than 40 sites.

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Portico and the Library of Congress announce digital preservation agreement
- 18 Jun 2014

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the Library of Congress (LOC) has joined its e-journal and e-book digital preservation services. LOC joins hundreds of libraries and publishers around the world who support Portico's work.

Portico and the Library of Congress have been working together on digital preservation issues for several years; first through a start-up grant from the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program for Portico in the early days, and then further through the Library's National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) working group programs.

The Library of Congress holds more than 158 million items in various languages, disciplines, and formats. The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website at www.loc.gov.

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HathiTrust Research Center announces alpha release of extracted features dataset
- 05 Jun 2014

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has announced the alpha release of a new dataset, consisting of page-level features extracted from a quarter-million text volumes.

Features are data attributes defined in such a way that they can be identified by a computer and analysed at scale. The HTRC Feature Extraction alpha dataset has already processed the underlying text, identifying headers and footers, rejoining hyphenated words, and offering page-level details such as term-frequency counts, per section (head/body/footer), per page; occurrences of terms as different parts of speech; line counts and sentence counts; and character counts at the start or end of lines.

Since it is currently in alpha version, the service is looking for feedback on how data like this can help in your research and how to better serve the scholarly community.

The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois. In conjunction with the HathiTrust Digital Library, the HTRC team strives to meet the technical challenges that researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text, by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

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Food Systems Development Project to preserve e-journal with Portico
- 27 May 2014

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that Food Systems Development Project will be preserving its e-journal, the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, in the Portico archive.

The Food Systems Development Project is based in Ithaca, NY, and is a project of the Center for Transformative Action, an affiliate of Cornell University. The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) focus on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals.

Additionally, two other publishers have also announced that they will be preserving its e-journals with Portico. These include Baltzer Science Publishers and Academy of Business and Retail Management (ABRM).

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Four universities in Sweden acquire Springer Book Archives
- 21 May 2014

STM publisher Springer has announced that four major universities and research institutions in Sweden have adopted Springer Book Archives (SBA) Springer's retrodigitized eBooks. Chalmers University, the University of Stockholm and KTH The Royal Institute of Technology have purchased the complete English-language selection consisting of more than 56,000 titles in eleven subject collections. The University of Borås has acquired six subject collections.

A significant number of Swedish students will now gain access to tens of thousands of eBooks on Springer's online platform SpringerLink. The investments of these Swedish universities and research institutions underscore a strong digital library strategy, giving their patrons access to a broad range of high-quality eBooks.

Springer Book Archives claims to be the most comprehensive eBook collection in science, technology and medicine and totals around 110,000 eBooks of which about half are in English and half in German. It contains newly digitized titles published by Springer since its founding. This unprecedented collection of scholarly content is available without digital rights management and allows for full-text searchability. The eBooks offer a wide variety of reading options as they can be used on all devices, and can also be ordered through print on demand (POD), including MyCopy.

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World Health Organization joins Europe PubMed Central
- 02 May 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) will become a member of the open access repository Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), joining 25 other life sciences and biomedical research funders. The announcement is in preparation for the launch of the WHO open access policy on July 1, 2014.

Europe PMC provides free access to nearly 3 million full-text biomedical research articles, over 23 million abstracts from PubMed and 4 million biological and patent records. This content is discoverable via an integrated full-text and abstract search, and includes citation information and links to research databases.

Europe PMC is managed and developed by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) on behalf of Europe PMC's funders. Since 2006, Europe PMC has grown from being a simple mirror of the US National Center for Biotechnology Information's PubMed Central database to being a standalone site, providing critical infrastructure for European funders who require open access for their research outputs.

The decision of WHO to join the expanded Europe PMC resource comes at a time when providing free access to research output continues to be championed at the highest levels within the UK and Europe. Europe PMC is playing a vital role in realising these ambitions.

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NEJM Group to preserve the New England Journal of Medicine with Portico
- 25 Apr 2014

NEJM Group has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in the Portico archive. Through its participation in Portico, NEJM Group seeks to ensure that NEJM content will remain accessible for future researchers, scholars, and students.

First published in 1812, the New England Journal of Medicine is an essential, trusted, and influential source of significant new medical knowledge and clinical best practices in the world.

NEJM Group creates high-quality medical resources for research, learning, practice, and professional development designed to meet the demand for essential medical knowledge among academic researchers and teachers, physicians, clinicians, and others in medicine and healthcare. The New England Journal of Medicine is a publication of NEJM Group, a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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AECL Nuclear Review to preserve e-journal with Portico
- 22 Apr 2014

Portico, a digital preservation service for electronic journals, books, and digitized historical collections, has announced that AECL Nuclear Review will be preserving its e-journal with Portico. With this initiative, AECL Nuclear Review seeks to ensure that its content will be preserved and available into the future.

The AECL Nuclear Review showcases innovative and important nuclear science and technology that is aligned with AECL's core programs. The AECL is Canada's premier nuclear science and technology (S&T) organisation, serving an important public policy role in nuclear matters, providing advice, counsel, and service as an agent of the federal government.

Portico is supported by more than 900 libraries and over 220 publishers - representing more than 2000 scholarly societies and associations - worldwide. Portico is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.

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Fair use promoted at House of Representatives copyright hearing
- 09 Apr 2014

James G. Neal, Columbia University's university librarian and vice president for information services, served as the voice of libraries to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on April 2, 2014, when the subcommittee held a hearing on preserving and reusing copyrighted work. The hearing, "Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works," explored a variety of copyright issues, including orphan works, mass digitisation, and specific provisions of the Copyright Act that concern preservation by libraries and archives.

In his testimony, Neal used examples of some of the preservation efforts currently underway in the Columbia University Library in the City of New York to illustrate how fair use is essential to helping libraries confront preservation challenges specific to the digital age. He argued that without fair use libraries would not be able to digitise information stored in antiquated formats or salvage content from obsolete formats.

Importantly, Neal stated that the existing statutory framework, which combines the specific library exceptions in Section 108 with the flexible fair use right, works well for libraries and does not require amendment.

Neal's statement was endorsed by the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), which includes the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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Forest Research and Management Institute ICAS preserves with CLOCKSS Archive
- 07 Apr 2014

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with the Forest Research and Management Institute ICAS to preserve Annals of Forest Research in its 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.

With an experience of over 80 years in forest research and development, Forest Research and Management Institute ICAS is the main manager of the scientific and technical information in the Romanian forestry sector. Its mission is to give a scientific background to the development and management of the forestry sector through producing, developing and disseminating scientific and technical information, by setting the national forest inventory, providing professional consulting, generating, transferring and implementing of new and improved technologies, developing innovative products and contributing to the welfare of our society.

Annals of Forest Research is a biannual scientific journal, continuously edited since 1934, published by Forest Research and Management Institute ICAS. The journal is projected as a reference scientific publication in environment and forest sciences, having a considerable contribution to dissemination, capitalisation and assert of scientific results on national and international level.

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IMLS, Sloan Foundation jointly award ARL $1 million grant to develop and launch SHARE Notification Service
- 31 Mar 2014

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a joint $1 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and launch the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Notification Service. SHARE is a collaborative initiative of ARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research findings and reports.

SHARE aims to make research assets more discoverable and more accessible, and to enable the research community to build upon these assets in creative ways. SHARE's first project, the Notification Service, will inform stakeholders when research results - including articles and data - are released.

Funding agencies, university research offices, institutional and disciplinary repositories, and other interested parties have found it difficult to keep abreast of the release of publications, datasets, and other results of scholarly research. Across the disciplines, principal investigators and other scholars do not have a single, structured way to report on these releases in a timely and comprehensive manner. The SHARE Notification Service is a higher education-based initiative to address this problem by strengthening efforts to identify, discover, and track research outputs.

The SHARE Notification Service project plan was released in February 2014. A prototype of the service is scheduled for deployment by late summer 2014, a beta release incorporating community feedback is targeted for fall 2014, and the full release is expected in fall 2015.

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Ten institutions from the Netherlands and Switzerland join Portico
- 28 Mar 2014

Portico, a digital preservation service for electronic journals, books, and digitized historical collections, has announced that members of Netherland's SURFmarket and Switzerland's Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries have joined Portico. With the addition of these institutions, more than half of Portico's library participants are now located outside of the United States.

The 10 institutions include Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, and Utrecht University in the Netherlands; and Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich), University of Basel, University of Fribourg, University of Lausanne, University of St. Gallen, and University of Zürich in Switzerland. They are the first institutions to participate in Portico in their respective countries.

These institutions join nearly 250 European participants from Austria, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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Portico and the Royal Society of Chemistry announce preservation deal
- 19 Mar 2014

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the Royal Society of Chemistry, already an e-journals participant, will begin preserving its e-books with Portico as well. With this initiative, the RSC seeks to ensure that this content will be available into the future.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is one of the world's leading scientific publishers, offering a hugely diverse portfolio that covers the depth and breadth of the chemical sciences in high-impact journals and publications.

Portico is supported by more than 900 libraries and over 220 publishers - representing more than 2000 scholarly societies and associations - worldwide. Portico is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.

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Five new publishers to participate in the CLOCKSS digital preservation archive
- 20 Feb 2014

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with eLife 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.

eLife is an open-access journal formed via a collaboration between three of the world's largest funders of scientific research - the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust. The journal aims to communicate the most important advances in the life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way.

Additionally, four other publishers have announced their participation in the CLOCKSS digital preservation archive. These include American Entomological Society, Athabasca University Press, General Healthcare Inc. and Micronesica.

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RCN Publishing to preserve e-journal content with Portico
- 17 Feb 2014

RCN Publishing, part of the Royal College of Nursing group, has signed an agreement with Portico to preserve its e-journal content. Through the agreement, institutions participating in Portico's E-Journal Preservation Service will be assured continued access to RCN Publishing title content for their nurses, students and academics for generations to come.

RCN Publishing is the latest publisher to join the continually growing group of participants that strive to ensure ongoing access to essential research for future generations of students, researchers and scholars. RCN Publishing publishes 10 core journals including Cancer Nursing Practice, Emergency Nurse, Learning Disability Practice, Mental Health Practice, Nursing Management, Nurse Researcher and Nursing Standard. In total, the journals comprise more than 18,000 articles, dating from 1996 onwards.

Portico is a digital preservation service for electronic journals, books, and digitized historical collections. The Portico archive claims to be one of the largest community-supported digital archives in the world and is certified as a "trustworthy digital repository" by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).

Portico is supported by more than 900 libraries and over 220 publishers - representing more than 2000 scholarly societies and associations - worldwide. Portico is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.

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The Max Planck Society secures access to 110,000 books from almost 170 years of publishing history for its researchers
- 11 Feb 2014

STM publisher Springer has announced that the Max Planck Society has bought the entire Springer Book Archives (SBA) consisting of 110,000 individual titles. The purchase gives staff in 82 Max Planck institutes in Germany direct online access to the retro-digitised books via the SpringerLink platform (link.springer.com).

The Springer Book Archives contain the digital copies of nearly all the books published by Springer from 1842, when the publishing house was founded, up to and including 2004. The works are divided into 11 collections in English (around 56,000 titles) and five in German (around 54,000 titles). Licenses are available for each of these individual packages. The Springer Book Archives give researchers access to key academic work from the past two centuries. Researchers can use these e-books on a wide variety of electronic devices.

The Springer Book Archives contain around 50 different imprints, although scientific works published by Springer Verlag account for the majority of publications. In addition, there are also titles by the longstanding engineering publisher Vieweg (now SpringerVieweg), the economics book portfolio Gabler (now SpringerGabler), the U.S. IT publisher Apress, and the U.S. science publisher Copernicus.

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European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation project awarded £6 million to save digital data
- 10 Feb 2014

The European Commission has awarded £6M to archiving and digital preservation specialists to create E-ARK (European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation), a method of archiving data that is set to become the gold standard across Europe. The system will ensure current digital archives, including 'big data,' are future-proofed. Big data is data sets of such a size that it is difficult to manage with traditional software and databases.

E-ARK will pilot an end-to-end OAIS-compliant e-archival service covering ingest, vendor-neutral archiving, and reuse of structured and unstructured data, thus covering both databases and records, addressing the needs of data subjects, owners and users. The pilot and methodology will also focus on the essential pre-ingest phase of data export and normalisation in source systems. The pilot will integrate tools currently in use in partner organisations, and provide a framework for providers of these and similar tools ensuring compatibility and interoperability.

A core component of the project is the integration platform which uses the existing ESSArch Preservation Platform (EPP) application as an Archival Information System, which is already in productive deployment at the National Archives of Norway and Sweden. In order to achieve scalability, E-ARK will adopt a data management and storage layer for this tool on top of the proven open-source Cloudera CDH4 distribution of Apache Hadoop, enabling storage and computational power to be seamlessly added to the system.

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The American Library Association to preserve Library Resources & Technical Services with Portico
- 04 Feb 2014

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that the American Library Association will be preserving the e-journal Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the research journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), with Portico. This will ensure that these titles will be preserved and available into the future.

The American Library Association claims to be the oldest and largest library association in the world. A not-for-profit organisation, the ALA works to promote libraries and library education internationally, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association serving acquisitions, cataloguing, metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation, and technical services.

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Gale and Portico extend partnership to preserve remaining digital collections
- 27 Jan 2014

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Portico, a not-for-profit digital preservation service, have announced an extension of their relationship to preserve the majority of Gale's remaining digital archives.

The organisations have previously worked together to preserve a number of Gale's earlier digital collections, and, with this extension to their agreement, Portico will effectively be preserving all remaining Gale-produced collections. When the project is completed, more than 1.5 million documents - amounting to more than 150 million pages, from 65 Gale Digital Collections and 150 Archives Unbound collections - will have been preserved in the Portico archive. These new collections represent a wide range of content types, including monographs, newspapers, journals, manuscripts, photographs and letters, dating from the 1400’s through the 21st Century.

In accordance with Portico's D-Collection Service model, Portico will make the content available to Gale's customers under specifically defined circumstances called 'trigger events.' Should the content no longer be made available through the Gale system or from other sources, or if Gale were to experience an extended service interruption, Portico will make the content preserved in the archive available to Gale's customers. There is no charge from Gale to its customers for this service.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to preserve with CLOCKSS Archive
- 24 Jan 2014

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to preserve the preprint server for the life sciences BioRχiv and the ejournals of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action ensures that the content created and curated by the Laboratory will always be available despite 'triggering' events such as damage to hosting services or journal discontinuation.

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for the impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners.

Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 600 researchers and technicians strong, and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year at its Long Island campus and its China center. Tens of thousands more benefit from the research, reviews, and ideas published in journals, books, and information services distributed internationally by CSHL Press. The Laboratory's education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.

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Four new publishers to participate in CLOCKSS digital preservation archive
- 15 Jan 2014

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of the Archaeological Institute of America, the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, UTS ePress, and Wageningen Academic Publishers.

The Archaeological Institute of America promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures. The AIA supports archaeologists, their research and its dissemination, and the ethical practice of archaeology. The AIA educates people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and advocates the preservation of the world's archaeological heritage.

The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery is an international, scientific, and educational society organised to discuss and assess existing strategies and innovative ideas in the clinical and basic sciences related to spine surgery to enhance patient care.

Established in 2004 to further open access to scholarly outputs, the UTS ePress is the digital, open-access scholarly publishing arm of UTS. They publish high-quality scholarly titles across a wide range of academic disciplines, including governance, history, law, literacy, international studies, society and social justice, and indigenous studies. Focusing on open-access digital formats only, UTS ePress currently publishes journals, books, and conference proceedings and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals in Australasia.

Wageningen Academic Publishers is an independent publishing company in the field of life sciences. Main topics are animal and veterinary sciences, food sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, and plant sciences. They publish scientific monographs, textbooks and proceedings, as well as scientific journals.

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

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Portico and Knowledge Unlatched announce preservation agreement
- 13 Jan 2014

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced an agreement with Knowledge Unlatched to preserve the latter’s Pilot Collection of Open Access e-books in the Portico Archive.

The Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection includes 28 new books from 13 recognised scholarly publishers: Amsterdam University Press, Bloomsbury Academic, Brill, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Duke University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Liverpool University Press, Manchester University Press, Purdue University Press, Rutgers University Press, Temple University Press and University of Michigan Press.

Knowledge Unlatched is a collaborative, not-for-profit initiative based in London. By working with libraries, publishers, researcher funders, and foundations, Knowledge Unlatched seeks to make scholarly books freely available to readers on an open access license, while retaining the best aspects of the existing publishing system. The initiative enables libraries to work together to reach a sustainable open future for specialist academic books. Our vision is a healthy market that includes free access for end users.

Portico is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. The Portico archive has been certified as a “trustworthy digital repository” by the Center for Research Libraries.

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UMass Amherst Libraries join HathiTrust partnership
- 09 Dec 2013

The UMass Amherst Libraries has become one of the newest partners of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

As HathiTrust members, UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff will have access to more than 3.5 million public domain books. The campus community will be able to search HathiTrust's catalogue and download titles in the public domain. Users can then create their own private libraries of these electronic titles.

HathiTrust is an international community of research libraries committed to the long-term curation and availability of the cultural record. Through their common efforts and deep commitment to the public good, the libraries support the teaching and learning activities of the faculty, students or researchers at their home institutions, and the scholarly needs of the broader public as well. Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than 80 partners.

Over the last four years, the partners have contributed more than 10 million volumes to the digital library, digitised from their library collections through a number of means including Google and Internet Archive digitisation and in-house initiatives. More than 3 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web.

HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, as a trusted repository it guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, providing the expert curation and consistent access long associated with research libraries. Second, as a service for partners and a public good, HathiTrust offers persistent access to the digital collections. This includes viewing, downloading, and searching access to public domain volumes, and searching access to volumes still in copyright. Specialised features are also available which facilitate access by persons with print disabilities, and allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into "collections" that can be searched and browsed.

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Knowledge Unlatched to preserve with CLOCKSS Archive
- 06 Dec 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive 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 worldwide. 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 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.

CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading academic publishers and research libraries. The initiative seeks to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

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Ex Libris’ Rosetta to ensure permanent access to research data, web sites and digital collections of the Bavarian Library Network
- 03 Dec 2013

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that the Bavarian Library Network (BVB) has selected Ex Libris Rosetta to provide long-term preservation services to all the academic libraries in the state. This decision extends the existing Rosetta implementation at the Bavarian State Library (BSB) to all university libraries in Bavaria.

In 2009, BSB, which claims to be one of the world's leading institutions in the area of digital preservation, formed a partnership with Ex Libris to digitise texts, images, and sound files, as well as to permanently and reliably save digital objects from websites to research data, thus ensuring their accessibility in the future. The solution was built on the Rosetta digital preservation system, and is successfully in production at BSB.

The challenge of digital preservation consists not only in dealing with different data formats and the limited shelf life and rapid changes in storage media, but also in enabling digital data and objects to remain usable in the long term: the content must be accessible, retrievable and properly interpreted. In addition, an electronic workflow of the entire process from entry to discovery of the date is necessary. Rosetta meets all these requirements. The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences is also involved in the project, since the data is stored in the Academy’s storage systems.

Bavaria is now to become the first German state to roll out digital long-term archiving state-wide. As of early 2014, use of Rosetta will be expanded step by step to the libraries of the universities and applied science institutions in the Bavarian Library Network. This will enable them to increase their range of services relating to the long-term availability of digital data. The implementation of Rosetta is supported by a special fund from the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art.

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UA Libraries join HathiTrust
- 25 Nov 2013

The University of Alabama has become one of the latest partners of Hathitrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than 60 partners. Over the last four years, the partners have contributed more than 10 million volumes to the digital library, digitised from their library collections through a number of means including Google and Internet Archive digitisation and in-house initiatives.

More than 3 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web. HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, as a trusted repository it guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, providing the expert curation and consistent access long associated with research libraries. Second, as a service for partners and a public good, HathiTrust offers persistent access to the digital collections. This includes viewing, downloading and searching access to public domain volumes, and searching access to volumes still in copyright.

Specialised features are also available which facilitate access by persons with print disabilities, and they allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into collections that can be searched and browsed.

The University of Alabama Libraries is home to more than 3 million print items, plus a multitude of electronic resources and expanding digital archives serving the teaching, research and learning needs of University of Alabama students and faculty.

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HathiTrust announces intention to become a DPN replicating node
- 12 Nov 2013

HathiTrust recently announced its intention to become a 'replicating node' in the Digital Preservation Network, contingent upon acceptable terms and conditions for doing so.

HathiTrust is one of five institutions or consortia that have been collaborating over the past year to build a robust technological infrastructure for DPN, envisioned to be a broad, collaborative preservation safety net under girding digital repositories, ensuring that 'a single point of failure cannot jeopardize centuries of scholarship.'

DPN replicating nodes together will maintain a 'dark archive' of digital content submitted by DPN contributing nodes. The content will be replicated among the nodes with appropriate metadata and policies in place such that under certain conditions, content could be 'brightened' or made available at a future time irrespective of who deposited the content.

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Portico reaches major milestone, more than 25 million articles preserved
- 05 Nov 2013

Digital preservation specialist Portico has reached a major milestone preserving 25 million journal articles - and counting - through its E-Journal Preservation Service. The articles represent content from more than 287,000 volumes and over one million journal issues.

This is a significant milestone for Portico and the library and publisher community that supports digital preservation. Portico developed out of an urgent need for the preservation of a growing number of electronic journals.

Since 2005, the number of titles and types of content has grown significantly, as has participation, which now exceeds 1,000 libraries and publishers. Nearly 17,000 e-journals, more than 220,000 e-books, and 72 digitised historical collections have been entrusted to Portico for long-term preservation. The articles, books, and digital collections currently preserved in the archive translate to nearly 415 million files and 60 terabytes of content.

Portico is a digital preservation service for e-journals, e-books, and digitized historical collections. More than 850 libraries and 220 publishers, representing thousands of professional and scholarly societies, are preserving their content in the Portico archive to ensure that the community's investment in digital content is protected.

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The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group preserves e-journals with Portico
- 28 Oct 2013

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its e-journals. The Group is the scientific publishing arm of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Through this agreement, the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group ensures that these e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

The Group publishes the Journal of Neurosurgery and related journals: Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics and Neurosurgical Focus. With a mission to advance the practice of neurosurgery worldwide, the Journal of Neurosurgery and its related publications are dedicated to disseminating the highest-quality neurosurgery-related content in all suitable formats.

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World Scientific Publishing to preserve e-books with Portico
- 09 Oct 2013

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that World Scientific Publishing has entered into an agreement to preserve its e-books. World Scientific Publishing has preserved its e-journals with Portico since 2010.

Portico is a digital preservation service for e-journals, e-books, and other scholarly e-content. The Portico archive is certified as a 'trustworthy digital repository' by the Center for Research Libraries. More than 220,000 e-books from leading publishers have been committed to Portico’s e-book service for preservation.

Established in 1981, World Scientific Publishing Company is one of the leading scientific publishers globally, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Two new publishers to participate in the CLOCKSS digital preservation archive
- 07 Oct 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of Museum Victoria and the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. CLOCKSS will preserve their collections in its 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.

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. Museum Victoria claims to be 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.

In a related announcement, The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies to preserve their ejournal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS) in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of archive nodes. The Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 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.

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Springer signs deal to provide NYU access to more than a century of scientific content
- 30 Sep 2013

STM publisher Springer has entered into an agreement to provide New York University (NYU) with the entire English-language contents of its Springer Book Archives (SBA). This deal grants access to around 50,000 English-language titles to researchers, students and faculty at one of the nation's top-ranked universities. The books are available via Springer's online platform, SpringerLink.

The SBA project launched in 2010 when Springer decided to digitise nearly every book it had ever published, in both English and German, dating back to the 1840s. This massive undertaking culminated in the product's official launch in January 2013, and NYU joins the roster of those schools that have since purchased the SBA.

The archives are organised into 11 broad subject collections, including: Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science (including Professional and Applied Computing); Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering; Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; and Physics and Astronomy. By purchasing the entire SBA, NYU libraries now offer patrons the widest possible breadth of English-language Springer eBook content. The books are also DRM free, and are the university's to use in perpetuity.

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NALIS in Bulgaria selects Ex Libris’ Rosetta digital preservation solution
- 12 Sep 2013

Library technology solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that the National Academic Library and Information System (NALIS) in Bulgaria has adopted the Rosetta digital preservation solution.

The NALIS foundation comprises three most prestigious academic institutions in the country - the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Sofia University, and the American University in Bulgaria, with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The consortium currently runs the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system, the Primo discovery solution, and the SFX link resolver.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, from acquisition to discovery. Rosetta enables academic institutions, libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

Finnish Society of Forest Science preserves with CLOCKSS Archive
- 10 Sep 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive 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.

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 among the first international scientific journals to go online.

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Mark Allen Group preserves with CLOCKSS Archive
- 09 Sep 2013

The CLOCKSS 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 worldwide. 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.

According to Ben Allen, Chief Executive of Mark Allen Group, in addition to its partnership with CLOCKSS, in autumn 2013 the company will be migrating its healthcare and education content onto Atypon’s Literatum platform to provide a best-of-breed scholarly solution to better serve our readers.

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.

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Allegheny College becomes latest member of HathiTrust
- 03 Sep 2013

Allegheny College has become the latest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

Over the last four years, the partners have contributed more than 10 million volumes to the digital library, digitised from their library collections through a number of means including Google and Internet Archive digitisation and in-house initiatives. More than 3 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web.

HathiTrust serves a dual role. As a trusted repository, it guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, providing the expert curation and consistent access long associated with research libraries. Second, it offers persistent access to the digital collections. This includes viewing, downloading and searching access to public domain volumes, and searching access to copyright volumes. Specialised features are also available that facilitate access by persons with print disabilities and that allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into 'collections' that can be searched and browsed.

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The Journal of Restorative Medicine to be preserved with Portico
- 09 Aug 2013

The Journal of Restorative Medicine has announced an agreement with non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico to preserve its e-journal. Through this agreement, The Journal of Restorative Medicine ensures that it will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

The Journal of Restorative Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal and is the official publication of The Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine. It publishes medical articles on conditions amenable to restorative treatments, such as herbal, nutritional, bio-identical hormone medicine, and lifestyle recommendations.

Portico will act as a perpetual access mechanism for the title.

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Three more publishers participate in the CLOCKSS digital preservation archive
- 08 Aug 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of the American Society for Microbiology; the Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences; and Librello Publishing House. CLOCKSS will preserve their collections in its 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.

The American Society for Microbiology claims to be the world's largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. The mission of the Society 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.

The Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences places emphasis on the history of science. As with any science, medical and dental sciences are evolving and have a pattern. They pledge to bring their colleague's work to the attention of the world through their journal.

Librello Publishing House's mission is to provide a new environment for the publication of scientific articles with free and unlimited access to readers.

Portico provides access to ‘K Theory’ content
- 07 Aug 2013

Digital preservation specialist Portico has announced that all library participants in the Portico E-Journal Preservation Service now have access to 38 volumes of K-Theory formerly available through the SpringerLink platform.

The content for these volumes and issues is no longer available through any online platform. Therefore, this content has 'triggered' and is available to Portico participants via the Portico archive. Institutions will have access to K-Theory regardless of whether they previously subscribed to the title.

Portico claims to be among the largest community-supported digital archives in the world. Working with libraries, publishers, and funders, it preserves e-journals, e-books, and other electronic scholarly content to ensure researchers and students will have access to it in the future.

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Three new publishers participate in the CLOCKSS digital preservation archive
- 15 Jul 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of the Philosophy Documentation Center; Reveal Digital; and the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care. CLOCKSS will preserve their collections in its 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.

The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving the scholarly community on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of essential reference materials, peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and research databases.

Reveal Digital is a revolutionary platform and framework for libraries to collaborate and create unique digital collections using a strict cost-recovery pricing model. It helps libraries and other content owners work together as partners to bring rare – and untapped – content to the digital world as an effective alternative to popular mass digitisation projects.

Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care is the official publication of the Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado Thoracic Societies. It is an on-line, broad-based journal that features original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine, such as pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, and more. In addition, the journal features case presentations, chest imaging and pathology for clinicians, relevant reviews, and much more.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln selects Ex Libris’ Rosetta to manage and preserve digital collections
- 25 Jun 2013

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has adopted the Rosetta digital preservation solution.

The university will implement Rosetta across the entire campus to preserve the school's renowned digital humanities collections, campus websites, research data, and other digital assets. Rosetta will be under the management of the UNL library system, a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

UNL was looking for a system that would resonate with partners throughout the institution, not only in the library itself, and would support its strategic mission to provide access to knowledge through the preservation of information resources for the UNL community and the state of Nebraska. Rosetta is at the heart of an initiative to ensure that UNL's extensive collections and research data will be preserved in perpetuity.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the first member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (a collaborative association of 11 U.S. universities) to adopt Rosetta to manage and preserve the school's extensive digital collections.

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The British Library and Portico partner to preserve thousands of e-journals for future generations
- 20 Jun 2013

The British Library and digital preservation specialist Portico have announced that they will be working together to ensure that thousands of electronic journal titles will be collected, preserved and made available to current and future generations of researchers.

The partnership will help the British Library - along with five other legal deposit libraries - to meet regulations that recently became law in the United Kingdom and that extend the practice of legal deposit from traditional print publications to non-print publications such as e-journals, blogs and websites in the UK web domain.

Portico will utilise its established workflow and processes to create standardised and uniform journal content that can be exported to the British Library. They have started with 1,500 journals from three publishers that are already preserving content with Portico. As necessary, Portico will develop new tools for processing additional publisher content.

The British Library and Portico began their work together through a pilot project in 2012. The two organisations developed their systems as part of the pilot and were thus able to 'turn on' automatic delivery of content to the British Library as soon as the legislation passed.

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HathiTrust and DPLA partnership to make nearly 3.5 million books accessible via DPLA portal and API
- 19 Jun 2013

The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust's public domain and other openly available content.

DPLA provides an online portal to freely available digital material held by libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. By offering a unified discovery point for these disparate collections, DPLA aims to make readily available to the public the words, images, sounds, and objects of America's shared cultural heritage.

Of HathiTrust's nearly 11 million volumes, the metadata records associated with the almost 3.5 million that are freely available will be accessible on the web at dp.la, and through the DPLA application programming interface (API), making HathiTrust a DPLA 'content hub.' The digitised volumes themselves will continue to reside in HathiTrust.

The partnership makes HathiTrust the single largest DPLA content hub, in the company of institutions such as the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the New York Public Library, and many others.

The partnership officially began on June 18, 2013, and the data is in the process of being transferred from HathiTrust to the Digital Public Library of America. DPLA will be working to add a special interface for books to supplement its novel map and timeline browsing interfaces, but the HathiTrust content will be available through the current site as soon as the data is loaded.

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ACSESS, Inc. to preserves with CLOCKSS Archive
- 23 May 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that ACSESS, Inc. is participating in the archive to preserve their full-text Digital Library 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.

ACSESS is an umbrella organisation representing three prominent international scientific societies (American Society for Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America; Soil Science Society of America). Society members are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, and fiber crops while maintaining and improving the environment. dl.sciencesocieties.org.

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Ex Libris Germany GmbH becomes member of ‘Goobi. Digitalisieren im Verein e.V.’
- 20 May 2013

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that Ex Libris Germany GmbH has become a member of 'Goobi. Digitalisieren im Verein e.V.' With the support of the Goobi initiative, Ex Libris aims to further expand its range of solutions for the management and long-term preservation of digital materials.

Goobi makes digitisation projects possible in large and small libraries, archives, museums and documentation centres. The software is flexible to ensure its suitability for very different digitisation strategies and scalable business models – for in-house projects, commercial applications or mixed forms. Goobi is a community of users, software developers and service providers, and is already used by 40 libraries in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria and Spain.

'Goobi. Digitalisieren im Verein e.V.' was founded in 2012. The Association provides professional release management, legal and investment protection, and public relations in the interest of the user and developer community.

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Eight new publishers participate in CLOCKSS digital preservation archive
- 07 May 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of BraDypUS Books, Business Systems Laboratory, Illiesia, the International Journal of Stonefly Research, IWA Publishing, KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Liverpool University Press Translated Texts for Historians E-Library, LIBRE Repository, OMICS Group Inc., and Practical Action Publishing.

CLOCKSS is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of web-based scholarly publications.

BraDypUS is a small Italian publisher and consulting company, engaged since 2008 in the communication and enhancement of cultural and archaeological heritage. It seeks to promote cultural dissemination and technological innovation, and supplies national and international projects and institutions with the best practices and strategies to gain higher social and cultural impact in respect to environment and sustainability.

Business Systems Laboratory (BS-Lab) is a non-profit association for the promotion of research and teaching in the field of business and social systems. Its aim is to be a bridge between the business community and the academia.

Illiesia, the International Journal of Stonefly Research, is an international online and printed journal published by Mississippi College and the Slovenian Museum of Natural History. It is freely available to individuals and institutions on the web. No login or subscription is needed.

IWA Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Water Association (IWA), publishes in the water, wastewater and related environmental fields. It is reportedly committed to excellence in delivery of information both in print and online, and continues to invest in innovation and development of services to encourage usage of its publications worldwide.

KwaZulu-Natal Museum is said to rank among the top national natural and cultural history museums in South Africa and is renowned for its collection of arthropods, earthworms and molluscs.

Liverpool University Press (LUP) is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel laureates. LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years and now publishes approximately 70 books and 21 journals a year, specialising in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture.

LIBRE (LIBerating REsearch) is a free, multidisciplinary article and data repository offering services that enable a community-based organisation, evaluation and dissemination of the global research output. LIBRE is developed by Open Scholar C.I.C. (Community Interest Company), a not-for-profit organisation founded by a group of research scientists with the mandate to promote a new, more open and transparent culture in scholarly communication and to create an alternative model of knowledge exchange for the benefit of both the scientific community and the society at large.

OMICS Group is a publisher of approximately 250 open access journals in a number of academic fields. The Group, with the help of council members of HUPO, started its first open-access journal, the Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, in 2007.

Practical Action is an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

HTRC unveils data mining and analytics tools for HathiTrust Digital Library
- 24 Apr 2013

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has announced the availability of data mining and analytics tools for the HathiTrust Digital Library, a collection of digital texts from over 70 research libraries around the world. The new tools seek to provide an entry point to large-scale analysis of HathiTrust's contents.

Indiana University and the University of Illinois are the founding partners of the HTRC. The new infrastructure release follows an aggressive development path set forth by the HTRC Executive Management Team at the 2012 HTRC UnCamp, a gathering of HTRC developers, researchers and librarians. Users can now expect to apply sophisticated computational research methodology across the large-scale collection, leveraging metadata crafted over time by libraries.

In phase two of the HTRC (September 2012-March 2013), the HTRC Technical Working Group created production versions of the beta services previewed at the 2012 UnCamp event. They are now working to open the resources to community testers who are part of the HTRC User Group Community.

The HTRC service stack, which provides the analytical entry point, is based on a completely new technical architecture. This framework leverages existing analytics tools such as SEASR (seasr.org), digital library software such as Blacklight, and a services-oriented architecture application interface. The current production phase includes a HTRC Sandbox that is open to scholars for evaluation of the HTRC services stack as part of their experiments.

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CLOCKSS Archive to preserve LWW ejournals
- 16 Apr 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that Wolters Kluwer Health is participating in the preservation of their Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) 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.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, Wolters Kluwer Health seeks to ensure that the scholarship in their publications will continue to be available to as wide an audience as possible, now and in the future for the long-term good of scholars worldwide.

Part of Wolters Kluwer Health, LWW is an international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.

SciELO preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive
- 15 Apr 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with SciELO 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.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, SciELO seeks to ensure that the scholarship in their publications will continue to be available to as wide an audience as possible, now and in the future for the long-term good of scholars worldwide.

Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) is known and respected globally for indexing and publishing peer-reviewed Open Access academic ejournals to promote the advancement of research by facilitating the communication of its results. SciELO's goals have always been to increase the visibility, access and impact of research from emerging and developing countries. It is a Program of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) developed through a decentralised network of open access journals collections covering 17 different countries, mainly from Latin America and Caribbean but also including Portugal, Spain and South Africa.

Waseda University Library becomes first in Asia to acquire the Springer Book Archives
- 12 Apr 2013

STM publisher Springer has announced that the Waseda University Library, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, has acquired the English-language Springer Book Archives (SBA). Members of the university community now have online access to Springer content dating back to 1842 via SpringerLink, Springer's online platform. This is the first such purchase, not only at a Japanese university or research institute, but in all of Asia.

The SBA is an eBook collection of newly digitised historic titles published by Springer since its foundation. Currently, the English collection comprises more than 43,000 eBooks, which will increase to 50,000 when the SBA project is completed at the end of 2013 as planned.

This unprecedented collection of historic scholarly content is available without digital rights management and allows for full-text searchability. The eBooks offer a wide variety of reading options since they can be used across devices, and can even be ordered through print on demand (POD). By offering a POD option for most of the titles, Springer is also bringing books unavailable for decades back to bookshelves.

When Springer launched its first eBook collections in 2006 (containing books published since 2005), Waseda University Library acquired all collections, in all disciplines. With the purchase of the SBA, all English titles from Springer, ranging from rare books that were out-of-print in the past, to titles just published, will be available at the Waseda University Library.

Waseda University Library has a history of over 130 years since it was founded at the time the university's predecessor Tokyo Senmon Gakko opened in 1882. The university has more than 20 libraries and library rooms throughout the campus such as the Central Library, holding more than 5,500,000 publications. One of the largest university libraries in Japan, Waseda University Library has about two million visitors, borrowing about 900,000 books in total every year.

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Springer Book Archives now comprise 72,000 titles
- 09 Apr 2013

STM publisher Springer has announced that the Springer Book Archives (SBA) now contain 72,000 eBooks. This news represents the latest developments in a project that seeks to digitise nearly every Springer book ever published, dating back to 1842 when the publishing company was founded. The announcement was made at the British UKSG Conference in Bournemouth.

The titles are being digitised and made available again for the scientific community through SpringerLink, Springer's online platform. By the end of 2013 an unprecedented collection of around 100,000 historic, scholarly eBooks, in both English and German, will be available through the SBA. Researchers, students and librarians will be able to access the full text of these books free of any digital rights management. Springer also offers a print-on-demand option for most of the books.

Notable authors whose works Springer has published include high-level researchers and Nobel laureates, such as Werner von Siemens, Rudolf Diesel, Emil Fischer and Marie Curie. Their publications will be a valuable addition to this historic online archive.

When complete, the SBA will contain roughly equal numbers of titles in English and German. The archives include around 50 different imprints, the majority of which are scientific publications, reflecting Springer's long publishing tradition. Some well-known specialist book imprints include the long-standing German engineering publisher Vieweg (now SpringerVieweg), the U.S. computer book publisher Apress and the U.S. science publisher Copernicus.

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Australasian universities welcome Springer Book Archives
- 05 Apr 2013

STM publisher Springer has announced that it will offer online access to 100,000 eBooks with historic content through its Springer Book Archives (SBA), available anywhere, at any time, via SpringerLink by the end of 2013. As early adopters, Australasian universities were some of the first to offer access to this wealth of scientific content to students, faculty and researchers. Official launch events for the SBA will be held at the University of Melbourne on April 5, 2013, and at The Higher Education Technology Agenda Conference in Hobart, Australia, on April 8.

An undertaking of this magnitude involved thousands of hours to carefully scan each historic title, clean up any markings or imperfections, convert illustrations into high-resolution digital images, make the content discoverable and offer it to users in convenient formats. The end result of these efforts is an unprecedented collection of historic, scholarly eBooks, available DRM-free with full text searchability, and optimized for any device. Springer is also bringing titles unavailable in print for decades, if not longer, back to bookshelves by offering a print-on-demand option.

Rudolf Diesel, Paul Ehrlich and Emil Fischer are among the notable names that will appear in the SBA. Works of many Nobel Laureates are among the titles offered, including those of a number of Australian luminaries.

The University of Melbourne became the first institution in the southern hemisphere to purchase the SBA in November 2012, ahead of its official launch in January 2013. The University of Auckland, La Trobe University and The University of South Australia all subsequently purchased the SBA ahead of its official launch, and numerous other institutions are in discussions to acquire it.

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Four new publishers to participate in the CLOCKSS Digital Preservation Archive
- 20 Mar 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); Cardiometry; Healthy Aging Research; and Stanford University Press. 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.

ACGME is a private professional organisation responsible for the accreditation of approximately 9000 residency education programmes. The Council will preserve the Journal of Graduate Medical Education in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

Сardiometry refers to medicine, particularly to cardiology, as well as to allied science of biophysics and medical equipment engineering. They publish mainly high-quality original articles and editorials in the field of the theory of cardiovascular system functioning, principles of cardiometry, its diagnostic methods, cardiovascular system therapy from the aspect of cardiometry, system and particular approaches to maintaining health, engineering peculiarities in cardiometry developing, and healthy lifestyle philosophy. Through this partnership with the CLOCKSS Archive, it seeks to preserve its ejournal in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes.

Healthy Aging Research is an open access journal that operates with a double-blind peer review policy and publishes articles on recent advances in the understanding of the processes responsible for and associated with aging. The journal will collaborate with CLOCKSS Archive to protect the content of the journal and ensure that it will remain freely accessible online to all readers.

Stanford University Press aspires to be one of the main conduits by which research from this institution, and thousands like it around the world, reaches those people who can develop it or apply it for the betterment of society. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Stanford University Press seeks to ensure that the scholarship in their publications will continue to remain widely available to the academic community in the future.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to be preserved with Portico
- 13 Mar 2013

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) has entered into an agreement with non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico to preserve its journal.

Through this agreement, PNAS seeks to ensure that its e-journal will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

PNAS claims to be one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Since its establishment in 1914, it has published cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.

Portico will act as a perpetual access mechanism for this title.

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Springer adds 28,000 German-language titles to Springer Book Archives
- 12 Mar 2013

STM publisher Springer is providing online access to its historic German-language titles in addition to those in English, adding another 28,000 eBooks to the Springer Book Archives (SBA). These books are part of the SBA project in which books dating right back to 1842 – when the publishing company was founded – are being digitised and made available again for the scientific community.

The first 37,000 English-language titles were launched at the end of January at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. All together, there are 65,000 books now available in the Springer Book Archives via SpringerLink (link.springer.com).

By the end of the year, an unprecedented collection containing around 100,000 historic, scholarly eBooks in English and German will be available in full. Researchers, students and librarians will be able to access the full text of these books free of any digital rights management. Springer also offers a print-on-demand option for most of the books.

Notable authors whose works Springer has published include high-level researchers and Nobel laureates, such as Werner von Siemens, Hans Prinzhorn, Marie Curie and Max Born. Their publications will be a valuable addition to this historic online archive.

When complete there will be roughly equal numbers of titles in English and German in the SBA. The archives include around 50 different imprints, the majority of which are scientific publications, reflecting Springer's long publishing tradition. Some well-known specialist book imprints include the long-standing engineering publisher Vieweg (now SpringerVieweg), the economics portfolio of Gabler (now SpringerGabler), the U.S. computer book publisher Apress and the U.S. science publisher Copernicus.

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bepress to preserve Digital Commons ejournals with the CLOCKSS Archive
- 06 Mar 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that academic publisher Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) has entered into an agreement with CLOCKSS to preserve ejournals hosted on bepress Digital Commons publishing repositories. The journals are all participants in the new Digital Commons Publishing Services programme, which is designed to give library-published journals access to professional publishing infrastructure.

The initial addition to the CLOCKSS Archive's content includes nineteen journals published by ten different university libraries and other academic organisations. These include: AcademyHealth; Butler University; Grand Valley State University; Kennesaw State University; Pacific University; Purdue University; University of Massachusetts Amherst; University of Nevada Las Vegas; Western Kentucky University; and Global Summitry Project at the University of Toronto.

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

Pensoft Publishers announces full integration of OA journals with CLOCKSS Archive
- 21 Feb 2013

Academic publisher Pensoft Publishers has announced the full integration of its open access journals with the CLOCKSS Archive. The partnership reflects Pensoft's vision for the long-term availability of open access scholarly content for the global research community. The CLOCKSS Archive guarantees Pensoft's journals will remain intact, securely stored, and freely available in perpetuity. As an added benefit, Pensoft is participating in the international Global LOCKSS Network supporting libraries and their local collections.

LOCKSS is based on the principle of "lots of copies keep stuff safe". It's award-winning technology serves multiple copies of original, authoritative content across a secure, network of participating libraries and publishers around the globe. As a LOCKSS participant, libraries and publishers ensure their readers are served authentic, authoritative content when the publisher's website is unavailable ensuring authorized reader access to publisher branded content.

Similarly, CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a dark archive that preserves copies of original, authoritative content and stores them in a select number of secure locations. CLOCKSS uniquely assigns this abandoned and orphaned content with a creative commons license to ensure it remains available in perpetuity. As a non-profit joint effort between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries, CLOCKSS is governed by and for its stakeholders. Its participants decide its procedures, priorities, and protocols.

CLOCKSS is a sustainable, geographically-distributed dark archive of scholarly publications to protect the integrity of the work of the global research community. The low operating cost makes CLOCKSS a viable option for a variety of institutions.

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Portico to preserve Digital Commons e-journals for bepress
- 07 Feb 2013

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that bepress has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve e-journals hosted on bepress Digital Commons publishing repositories. The journals are all participants in the new Digital Commons Publishing Services programme, which is designed to give library published journals access to professional publishing infrastructure.

The initial addition to Portico's archives includes 19 journals published by 10 different university libraries and other academic organisations. These include: AcademyHealth, Butler University, Grand Valley State University, Kennesaw State University, Pacific University, Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Western Kentucky University, and the Global Summitry Project at the University of Toronto.

Founded by professors in 1999, bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress delivers scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works. Through their services, bepress seeks to link communities of scholars, listen to their needs, and provide solutions to support emerging academic missions and goals.

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WALDO selects Books at JSTOR programme for demand-driven acquisition model
- 31 Jan 2013

JSTOR and WALDO (the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organisation) have announced an agreement that enables WALDO member libraries to participate in the Books at JSTOR through both outright book purchases as well as a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) programme.

WALDO - the membership organisation that counts more than 700 academic libraries amongst its members - and JSTOR will provide institutions with the ability to purchase books as individual titles, as well as to provide seamless access to titles through the demand-driven acquisition model. JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,900 academic journals, 15,000 books and 2 million primary source objects.

Through the agreement, WALDO members can expect to individually select books and create DDA approval plans with the Books at JSTOR programme, which includes titles from the university presses of Columbia, Cornell, Penn State, Princeton, Harvard, Yale and many others. Participating libraries will reportedly have access to a wide range of scholarly monographs, with purchases triggered only for those books with real usage, and WALDO will facilitate those purchases for its members.

Books at JSTOR, which launched in November, currently features more than 15,000 books from 30 publishers. Books are deeply integrated with the 1,900 current and archival journals on JSTOR. All content is cross-searchable, and books are linked from millions of book reviews and from hundreds of thousands of book citations within the journal literature.

More than 90 international university presses now preserving e-books with Portico
- 28 Jan 2013

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it is now preserving e-books from more than 90 university presses in 6 countries. This includes Cambridge University Press and university press e-books hosted by JSTOR (Books at JSTOR), Project Muse (UPCC Collections), and Oxford University Press (University Press Scholarship Online). These presses and their platform partners are contributing to the preservation of tens of thousands of e-books.

With the Books at JSTOR programme, Portico will preserve e-books from more than 30 university presses as well as independent not-for-profit organisations. Project Muse and Portico partnered in late 2012 to preserve e-books from more than 70 presses. Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press have been working with Portico since 2006 and 2007 respectively; first to preserve their e-journals and then to preserve their e-books.

The community goes beyond the presses themselves. Nearly two-thirds of the university libraries at these presses' home institutions also participate in Portico. Portico's E-Book Service has more than 170,000 titles committed for preservation. Publishers that support this service range from large commercial publishers to university presses and small independent publishers.

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Springer launches 'Springer Book Archives’ at ALA MW
- 28 Jan 2013

STM publisher Springer announced the launch of the Springer Book Archives (SBA) at the 2013 American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting (ALA MW), offering online access to 37,000 historic, English-language eBooks. The SBA will be completed by the end of this year, and when finished researchers, students and librarians will be able to access more than 170 years of science through 100,000 titles, available anywhere, at anytime, via Springer's online platform, SpringerLink (link.springer.com).

Rudolf Diesel, Paul Ehrlich and Emil Fischer are among the notable names that will appear in the SBA when it is complete. Overall, the work of more than 200 winners of the Nobel Prize will appear in the SBA.

An undertaking of this magnitude involved thousands of hours to carefully scan each historic title, clean up any markings or imperfections, convert illustrations into high-resolution digital images, make the content discoverable and offer it to users in convenient formats. The end result of these efforts is an unprecedented collection of historic, scholarly eBooks, available DRM-free with full text searchability, and optimised for any device. By offering a print-on-demand option for most of the books in the SBA, Springer is also bringing titles unavailable in print for decades, if not longer, back to bookshelves.

The ALA MW is being held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Springer staff will be on hand offering visitors a chance to try the SBA at the Springer booth, number 2045, in the main exhibition hall.

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Seven new publishers to participate in CLOCKSS Archive
- 08 Jan 2013

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of seven new publishers in its digital preservation archive. These include: Seismological Society of America, Mineralogical Society of America, Geological Society of London, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa (CFUL), Botanical Society of America, Social Behavior and Personality and IP Publishing Ltd.

The Seismological Society of America (SSA) is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society. SSA publishes two bi-monthly peer-reviewed journals; The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America and Seismological Research Letters. Both journals are available online through GeoScience World.

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) was founded in 1919 for the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts. The Society encourages the preservation of mineral collections, displays, mineral localities, type minerals and scientific data. MSA represents the United States internationally with regard to the science of mineralogy.

The Geological Society of London was founded in 1807. It is the UK national society for geoscience, and the oldest geological society in the world. The Society provides a wide range of professional and scientific support to over 10,000 Fellows (members), about 2,000 of whom live overseas.

Founded in 1989 and based in the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon, the Centre for Philosophy, University of Lisbon (CFUL) currently has more than a hundred researchers and collaborators, and research activity has developed in philosophy since 1994, when it was formally recognized as I&D FCT.

Founded in 1893, the Botanical Society of America (BSA) is a "not-for-profit" 501 (c) (3) membership society whose mission is to promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere.

Social Behavior and Personality was founded in 1973, and publishes papers on all aspects of social, personality, and developmental psychology. SBP Journal has a distinguished Board of Consulting Editors and works with thousands of expert peer reviewers around the globe.

IP Publishing Ltd is an independent company that specializes in the publication of refereed academic and professional journals. All IP journals are published in print and online. The company strives to maintain the highest standards for its journals in all respects - published papers, editorial skills, presentation, and customer service.

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National Library of Israel opts for Ex Libris’ Rosetta for digital preservation
- 03 Jan 2013

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that the National Library of Israel (NLI) has adopted its Rosetta digital preservation solution. As part of the NLI's strategic renewal programme, Rosetta will manage and preserve its collections of e-books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, audio recordings, websites and images. In addition, Rosetta is said to be the main engine driving the large-scale digitisation project for manuscripts, rare and out-of-print books, and special collections at the Library.

According to NLI representatives, an evaluation of the preservation systems that are currently on the market persuaded the library that Rosetta not only offered the richest functionality available but also reflected its strategic priorities in the model of digital preservation that it embodies.

Rosetta is expected to serve as NLI's central repository for the management, assessment and enrichment of all digital content — including collections that have been digitised in house, material that curate via web harvesting, and legal deposit material.

Rosetta reportedly encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation and delivery of digital objects. It enables institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites and other digitally born and digitised materials.

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Digital Science Press to preserve UroToday International Journal with Portico
- 12 Dec 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with Digital Science Press to preserve the latter's UroToday International Journal. Through this agreement, Digital Science Press seeks to ensure that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

UroToday International Journal uniquely provides access and support free of costs for all contributing authors who participate in the submission of manuscripts to the rigorous peer-review process. This journal presents studies on critical areas of urological research and clinical practice, providing researchers and clinicians the opportunity to publish original research, case studies, and relevant review articles.

Portico is a digital preservation service for e-journals, e-books, and other scholarly e-content. The Portico archive is certified as a 'trustworthy digital repository' by the Center for Research Libraries. More than 14,000 e-journals, over 150,000 e-books, and 48 d-collections have been entrusted to it.

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Four new publishers to participate in CLOCKSS Archive
- 07 Dec 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of four new publishers in its digital preservation archive. These include: ALPSP, Rocky Mountain Geology, Tangram Edizioni Scientifiche Trento and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press (VGTU Press).

ALPSP is the international organisation for non-profit publishers. It has a broad and diverse membership of over 300 organisations in 37 countries who collectively publish over half of the world's total active journals as well as books, databases and other products. ALPSP's mission is to connect, train and inform the scholarly and professional publishing community and to play an active part in shaping the future of academic and scholarly communication.

Rocky Mountain Geology is a high-impact, scholarly journal, published by the University of Wyoming. The journal is projected as an important resource for professional earth scientists. The high-quality, refereed articles report original research by top specialists in all aspects of geology and paleontology in the greater Rocky Mountain region.

Tangram Edizioni Scientifiche Trento is part of the publishing group Tangram Srl of Trento. It's a young publishing house that is emerging for the quality of its publications in the scientific community.

VGTU Press claims to be one of the biggest and most advanced Lithuanian academic publishers. It publishes around 100 study publications (textbooks and other study publications) per year in both print and electronic versions. VGTU Press also publishes 19 peer-reviewed research journals - 8 of them are of technological and natural sciences, 5 in social sciences, 5 in humanitarian sciences and 1 is interdisciplinary. All of the VGTU journals are indexed by ProQuest, EBSCO, GALE and IndexCopernicus.

American Chemical Society in deal with Portico to preserve e-books
- 03 Dec 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that American Chemical Society (ACS) has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its e-books. Through this agreement, ACS extends its relationship with Portico, which began in 2007 with the publisher's commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals in the Portico archive.

According to Brandon Nordin, Publications Division vice president for Sales, Marketing and Digital Strategy, by the close of the year, ACS will have over one million original articles and book chapters in Portico's digital preservation system.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organisation chartered by the US Congress. With more than 164,000 members, the Society is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals, books, and scientific conferences.

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Manchester University Press to preserve e-journals with Portico
- 21 Nov 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that Manchester University Press (MUP) has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its e-journals. Through this agreement, MUP seeks to ensure that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest university press in England. MUP has a worldwide reputation for making innovative and high-quality scholarship available to the widest possible readership in both print and electronic formats, with particular strengths in the Humanities and Social Sciences. They manage a portfolio of 14 journals, many of which are published on behalf of or in collaboration with learned societies and institutions, and publish 145 new books a year.

Portico will be a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

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QScience in deal with Portico to preserve e-journals
- 20 Nov 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with QScience.com to preserve the latter's e-journals. Through this agreement with Portico, QScience.com seeks to ensure that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

QScience.com is a collaborative, peer-reviewed online publishing platform. Developed by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, QScience.com's goal is to create a unique and collaborative research environment for Qatar and the rest of the world.

Portico will be a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

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ALPSP to preserve with CLOCKSS Archive
- 19 Nov 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced a partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), an international association for scholarly and professional publishers. Under the deal, CLOCKSS will preserve the Association's 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. By archiving with CLOCKSS, ALPSP seeks to ensure that the scholarship in their publications will continue to remain widely available to the academic community in the future.

ALPSP has a broad and diverse membership of over 300 organisations in 37 countries who collectively publish over half of the world's total active journals as well as books, databases and other products. ALPSP's mission is to connect, train and inform the scholarly and professional publishing community and to play an active part in shaping the future of academic and scholarly communication.

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University Libraries at Virginia Tech join HathiTrust
- 22 Oct 2012

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech has joined the HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries that are collaborating to build a digital library initiative that preserves and provides access to the published record in digital form.

As HathiTrust members, Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff will have access to more than 3 million public domain books. The Virginia Tech community will be able to search HathiTrust's catalogue and download imprints in the public domain. Users can then create their own private libraries of these electronic imprints.

Also, because HathiTrust's collections are digitised, special access is available for users who are blind or visually impaired.

The University Libraries will contribute original content to HathiTrust's efforts as a sustaining partner. Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has more than 60 members and is growing. Over the last four years, the partners have contributed more than 10 million volumes to the digital library.

HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, it is a trusted repository. HathiTrust guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, and provides expert curation and consistent access long-associated with research libraries. Second, as a service for partners and a public good, HathiTrust offers persistent access to the digital collections. This access includes viewing, downloading, and searching capabilities to public domain volumes, as well as searching capability to volumes still restricted by copyright.

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Portico and B-on Consortium announce agreement to expand digital preservation services to libraries in Portugal
- 19 Oct 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, and the B-on Consortium are pleased to announce an agreement to expand Portico's digital preservation services to research and academic libraries in Portugal. The B-on Consortium represents about 70 higher education institutions, research institutions, and other public bodies.

Launched in 2004, B-on provides online access to the main international sources of scientific content in Portugal. Its technical infrastructure, user support, and the relationship with the publishers and other content suppliers, including the digital preservation relationship with Portico, are ensured by FCCN.

Portico is a digital preservation service for e-journals, e-books, and other scholarly e-content. The Portico archive is certified as a 'trustworthy digital repository' by the Center for Research Libraries. More than 14,000 e-journals, over 150,000 e-books, and 48 d-collections have been entrusted to it.

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CDL, partners launch free data management tool, DataUp
- 03 Oct 2012

The University of California's Digital Library (CDL) and its partners have launched DataUp, a free data management tool. Researchers trying to meet their data management requirements from funders, journals and their own institutions can now reportedly use the DataUp Web application and a Microsoft Excel add-in to document and archive their tabular data.

It has been observed that scientific datasets have immeasurable value, but they are useless without proper documentation and long-term storage. Data sharing also is strongly encouraged in the scientific community but is not the norm in many disciplines, including earth, ecological and environmental sciences. DataUp seeks to address these issues.

CDL partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Microsoft Research Connections and DataONE to create the DataUp tool, which is free to use and creates a direct link between researchers and data repositories. CDL has also announced that the DataUp project has been contributed to the Outercurve Foundation's Research Accelerator Gallery.

The DataUp add-in operates within Microsoft Excel. The web application allows users to upload tabular data in either Excel format or comma-separated value (CSV) format.

Both the add-in and the web application allow users to perform a "best practices check" to ensure data are well-formatted and organised, create standardised metadata, or a description of the data, using a wizard-style template. They also retrieve a unique identifier for their dataset from their data repository and post their datasets and associated metadata to the repository.

Although hundreds of data repositories are available for archiving, many scientific researchers either are unaware of their existence or do not know how to access them. One of the major outcomes of the DataUp project is the ONEShare repository, created specifically for DataUp, where users can deposit tabular data and metadata directly from the tool.

An added advantage of ONEShare is its connection to the DataONE network of repositories, it has been noted. DataONE links existing data centres and enables users to search for data across participating repositories by using a single search interface. Data deposited into ONEShare will be indexed and made available by any DataONE user, facilitating collaboration and enabling data re-use.

CDL envisions the future of DataUp directed by the participating community at large. Interested developers can expand on and increase the tool's functionality to meet the needs of a broad array of researchers. Code for both the add-in and web application is open source and participation in its improvement is strongly encouraged.

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BRILL becomes 100th publisher to participate in the CLOCKSS Archive
- 03 Oct 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that Netherlands-based academic publisher BRILL has become the 100th publisher to participate in the CLOCKSS Archive.

BRILL will preserve their ejournals and ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries worldwide. By archiving with CLOCKSS, BRILL has committed to the preservation of their ejournals and ebooks.

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.

BRILL publications also include the imprints Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Hotei, and Global Oriental. Brill's publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law, and Natural History. The publisher has developed distinctive platforms for its online resources.

Dell, University of Illinois create preservation archive with Fedora Repository Software
- 01 Oct 2012

IT firm Dell, US, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new digital archive for the latter's university system. The archive is said to simplify how the university manages digital assets, including rare books and faculty intellectual property output such as research documents, papers and lectures content typically produced in multiple digital formats. It seeks to reduce storage costs and streamline the management, retention and protection of scholarly works through a solution based on the Dell DX Object Storage Platform and DuraSpace Open Source Fedora Commons Repository Software.

Explosive data growth and large data sets are seen to make it more difficult for libraries, museums and government organisations to efficiently preserve and protect documents, multimedia content and digital assets for future generations. As one of the largest public university libraries in the world, the Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign manages the intellectual property and digital content created by faculty, administrators and students -- from one-of-a-kind, fragile books that can create 600 to 800 image objects once digitised, to retiring professors’ collections of work over a 20-25 year tenure.

After considering its digital archive and retention goals, the University of Illinois customised a version of Fedora Repository Software and combined it with the Dell DX Object Storage Platform. The platform automatically replicates an archive master and a working master of each file to simplify data backup, storing one copy on the University's main library cluster and a second copy in its engineering library. In the future, a third copy will be archived in the cloud to further simplify data access and sharing across the University system.

The Dell DX Platform also produces metadata to manage the archive, identifying files that need to be transitioned from older to newer digital formats for future generations. The DX Object Storage Platform's plug and play framework lets archivists add additional retention capacity to the digital archive as it is needed, simply and efficiently.

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Four new publishers to participate in CLOCKSS Archive
- 28 Sep 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of four new publishers in its digital preservation archive. The publishers include the American Diabetes Association, the American Meteorological Society, Clay Minerals Society and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

The American Diabetes Association seeks to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. It expects its participation in CLOCKSS to ensure that contributions made by its authors, editors and reviewers are available for future diabetes researchers, educators and care givers.

The American Meteorological Society primarily promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications.

The Clay Minerals Society is an international organisation devoted to the study of clays and clay minerals, and is the product of a sustained and determined effort by many people from diverse disciplines. By working together they run an annual conference, and publish a series of books, in addition to outreach, K-12, and other activities. The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists.

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is a not-for-profit joint venture between various scholarly publishers and research libraries. It aims to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

Portico partners with Project MUSE to preserve UPCC e-books
- 26 Sep 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, and Project MUSE have announced a partnership to secure the long-term preservation of e-books published online in MUSE through the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC). Working together, Project MUSE and Portico will ensure that the e-book offerings of the UPCC - 73 presses and more than 15,000 books at the time of signing - will remain available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

The UPCC book collections allow thousands of peer-reviewed new and backlist e-books to be discovered and searched in an integrated environment with content from nearly 500 journals currently on the Project MUSE platform. The book collections' inclusion in the Portico archive strengthens a growing e-book preservation service currently responsible for the long-term preservation of more than 150,000 e-books from a spectrum of publishers, including university presses, societies, and commercial publishers.

Project MUSE is a provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide.

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Scientific American Supplement & Builders Archive Collection now available online
- 19 Sep 2012

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group, UK, has announced that the Scientific American Supplement & Builders Archive Collection is now available to institutional customers at www.nature.com/scientificamerican/archive. Readers can now explore floor plans of unique houses in addition to historic advancements in science, technology and medicine.

This collection brings together more than 56,880 articles in over 2,500 issues and features content from both the Scientific American Supplement and Scientific American Builders publications. Content included is unique to this collection and not available in the existing four Scientific American archive collections.

The Scientific American Builders collection offers a historical look into building techniques and designs from the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes original floor plans for grand estates and buildings such as the Whittemore Memorial Library in Naugatuck, Connecticut. Original photographs feature Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island and "White Hall" in Palm Beach, Florida. The Supplement provides insight into inventions, scientific discoveries, and biographies of scientists and inventors from 1876-1921.

Published since 1845, Scientific American claims to be the longest continually published magazine in the US. Scientific American's complete archive, back to volume 1, issue 1, is available on nature.com and can be purchased as five collections.

The Scientific American archive is an integrated part of the nature.com platform. The archive is searchable by keyword, author, article title or DOI for refined results. Alternatively, users can also browse by year and issue. The Nature archive back to 1869 is also available on the nature.com platform.

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Gale to preserve two more collections with Portico
- 11 Sep 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced the addition of two Gale Digital Collections – Nineteenth Century Collections Online and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 to Portico’s D-Collections Service. Portico has already preserved more than 1,380,000 objects and 83,000,000 files from 14 Gale Collections previously committed to the archive.

These new collections represent a wide range of content types, including monographs, newspapers, journals, and manuscripts.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitisation and publishing programme bringing together primary source collections – monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs and more – of the long nineteenth century (1789-1914) and beyond. National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest non-profit educational and scientific organizations.

Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, includes every article of this vast knowledge base, faithfully reproduced and fully searchable through an intuitive interface.

In accordance with Portico's D-Collections Service model, Portico will make the content available to Gale's customers under specifically defined circumstances called 'trigger events.' Should the content no longer be made available through the Gale system or from other sources, or if Gale were to experience an extended service interruption, Portico will make the content preserved in the archive available to Gale's customers.

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CLOCKSS Archive announces participation of five new publishers in its digital preservation archive
- 16 Aug 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of five new publishers in its digital preservation archive. The publishers are: Duke University Press, NZCER Press, New Prairie Press, Mathematical Sciences Publishers and Copernicus Publications.

Duke University Press publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and has a growing collection in mathematics. It is an internationally recognised publisher known for its willingness to take chances with non-traditional and interdisciplinary publications.

NZCER Press is the publishing unit of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, New Zealand's only national, independent educational research organisation. NZCER conducts research and evaluation work with a range of public and private sector clients, and produces research-based products such as tests, journals and books, and services such as online surveys and test marking.

New Prairie Press was founded by Kansas State University Libraries in 2007, joining a growing number of libraries who are entering the world of open access publishing. New Prairie adheres to the principles of open access publishing as articulated in the Berlin, Budapest, and Bethesda declarations.

Mathematical Sciences Publishers produces and distributes scientific and research literature of the highest quality at the lowest reasonable cost, covering mathematics and other selected fields. Their non-profit mission is to transform scientific publishing into an industry that helps rather than hinders scholarly activity.

Copernicus Publications is a publisher of high-quality literature in science since 1994 and an open access publisher since 2001. It specialises in serving scientific associations in publishing and distributing their journals and plays a leading role in the area of transparent Public Peer-Review.

Fifty seven UK Academic Libraries now participating in Portico
- 15 Aug 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced the expansion of its digital preservation services to twenty more academic libraries in the UK. This brings the total number of UK participating institutions to fifty-seven.

JISC has been providing consultation and guiding adoption of digital preservation solutions by its members. Among the additional JISC libraries that initiated participation this year are University of Leeds, University of Cambridge and University of Manchester.

Over the past 18 months, JISC and Portico have collaborated on a series of webinars and workshops about digital preservation for the UK library community. Similarly, JISC Collections was active in negotiating and installing a master agreement between Portico and JISC member libraries.

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Duke University Press to preserve e-journals in CLOCKSS Archive
- 13 Aug 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced a partnership with the Duke University Press to preserve their e-journals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, Duke University Press has committed to the preservation of their e-journals. 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.

The Press publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and has a growing collection in mathematics. It is an internationally recognised publisher known for its willingness to take chances with non-traditional and interdisciplinary publications. Duke University Press supports the academic mission of Duke University by disseminating knowledge through the publication of about 120 books annually and over 40 journals, as well as by offering five electronic collections.

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PubMed Central renamed PMC, adopts new web page design
- 06 Aug 2012

PubMed Central, the repository of the US’ National Institutes of Health, has shortened its name to PMC in a bid to avoid being confused with PubMed. It has also gone for a new look and feel, and has been updated to conform to NCBI's new standards for page design. The redesign is seen to allow for a cleaner and more uniform presentation across PMC's site as well as its article, issue and journal archive pages.

For instance, the journal logo is on the page centre, with additional white space. The navigation links are designed to be more compact while the font colours are more uniform across the site. The article pages have also been enhanced by a more compact presentation for article front matter, featuring links to author information, article notes and copyright and licence information.

The views for tables and figures have been enhanced. Other improvements to the new article page include easier readability and navigation, including links to the various article formats, and to the corresponding article citation in PubMed as well as to those PubMed citations that are related to the article.

There is also an enhanced look for bibliographic citations that are referenced in the article. Finally, at the top of each section of an article, the "Go to" navigation links offer a drop down menu that takes the reader to any section more quickly and easily, whether it’s the Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, or any others within the article page.

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Print Archives Preservation Registry now online
- 06 Aug 2012

The Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) has announced that it is now available online at http://papr.crl.edu. The registry is designed to support archiving and management of serial collections by providing detailed information about titles, holdings, and terms and conditions of the major print archiving programs.

PAPR now includes a searchable database, tab-delimited reports for download, and the simultaneous display of title and holdings information from multiple print archiving programmes, including the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC), and CRL’s JSTOR archive. It also references titles held in digital format by Portico and CLOCKSS. Most of the records included at this time are for the WEST project archives.

The California Digital Library (CDL) is CRL's PAPR development partner. Additional advisory services were provided by CRL consultant Lizanne Payne and Ithaka S+R. This first phase focused on developing a data analysis system for WEST and on using the standards developed by the OCLC print archives disclosure pilot project to transmit data via the MARC field 583. The next phase will address additional functional, data and user needs.

At this time the registry is a work in progress; its usefulness will depend upon input and participation by the CRL community. CRL welcomes all ideas and feedback.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists to preserve e-books with Portico
- 26 Jul 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) will preserve its e-books with Portico.

Through this agreement, SEG extends its relationship with Portico, which began in 2009 with the Society’s commitment to preserve its three e-journals and three conference abstract series in the Portico archive; one of each is published by the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS).

Founded in 1930, SEG is a not-for-profit organisation that has a mission to promote the science of geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG, which has more than 32,000 members in 138 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, web sites, and educational opportunities.

EEGS, with more than 500 members, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting geophysics as it is applied to environmental and engineering problems. SEG and EEGS content is available in the SEG Digital Library.

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European Research Council joins UK PubMed Central
- 16 Jul 2012

The European Research Council (ERC), one of Europe’s biggest funders of scientific research, has announced that it will be joining UK PubMed Central (UKPMC), the online information service which provides biomedical and health researchers free access to millions of resources at the touch of a button. The ERC joins 18 existing funders of UKPMC and, in recognition of the increased representation from Europe, the service will be renamed Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) from November 1, 2012.

Like all existing funders of the service, the ERC will require any publications resulting from the life sciences research it supports to be made freely available in Europe PMC. These articles will add to the 2.2 million full text items already available, as well as over 26 million PubMed abstracts, and international patents from the European Patent Office, all easily searchable via an integrated full text and abstract search tool. The grant lookup tool, which provides information on 40,000 grants awarded by existing funders, will also expand to include ERC funding details. This service will enable researchers to gain a comprehensive picture of the life sciences funding landscape.

The British Library, one of three development partners in UKPMC since its inception in 2006, welcomes the new potential for innovation and collaboration that this development will bring to the global life sciences research community.

It is expected that the ERC’s decision will encourage other European funders to follow suit and thus expand the Europe PMC resource even further, building new potential for the life sciences community across the globe.

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Three new publishers announce participation in CLOCKSS’ digital preservation archive
- 13 Jul 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of three new publishers in its digital preservation archive. The publishers are: NRC Research Press, Manchester University Press and Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon.

The NRC Research Press began as the publishing arm of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in 1929. In September 2010 it transitioned from NRC and the Federal Government of Canada into an independent not-for-profit organisation operating under the new name Canadian Science Publishing. Canadian Science Publishing, which continues to operate its journals under the brand NRC Research Press, publishes 15 of its own journals and provides advanced electronic publishing services to its clients.

Manchester University Press claims to be the third-largest University Press in England. MUP has a worldwide reputation for making innovative and high-quality scholarship available to the widest possible readership in both print and electronic formats, with particular strengths in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Press currently publishes 145 new books a year and manages a portfolio of 14 journals, many of which are published on behalf of or in collaboration with learned societies and institutions.

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon aims to publish high-quality, rigorously reviewed and innovative scholarly material on the works of Thomas Pynchon, related authors, and adjacent fields.

HathiTrust, Authors Guild file motions for summary judgment in digitisation suit
- 09 Jul 2012

The parties in the Authors Guild vs HathiTrust case have reportedly filed motions for summary judgment. While the Authors Guild asserted that it should win because the library defendants had no viable defence for their mass-digitisation programme, the HathiTrust argued that it should win because its programme clearly fell under fair use. A third motion was also filed, in support of the HathiTrust, by the National Federation of the Blind.

In its copyright infringement suit, filed in September of 2011, the Authors Guild alleges that the HathiTrust, a digitisation collective of research libraries, is built with millions of ‘unauthorised’ scans created by Google.

The suit seeks an injunction barring the libraries from future digitisation of copyrighted works; and from providing works to Google for its scanning project. It also seeks to bar Google from proceeding with its plan to allow access to ‘orphan works.’ Additionally, the suit asks the court to ‘impound’ all unauthorised scans and to hold them in escrow ‘pending an appropriate act of Congress.’

The Authors Guild brief argues that libraries have deprived authors of potential sales, exposed their books to ‘potentially catastrophic security risks,’ and undermined the copyright owners’ ability to decide whether, when and under what circumstances to participate in existing or new licensing opportunities.

The HathiTrust motion for summary judgement relies almost entirely on fair use. It asserts that all four factors of the fair use analysis either favour or ‘tilt toward’ the libraries. HathiTrust attorneys also argue that there is no evidence of the market harms the Authors Guild claims.

Opposition briefs are due on July 20, and replies in support of summary judgement are due on July 27.

Four new publishers announce participation in CLOCKSS’ digital preservation archive
- 20 Jun 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of four new publishers in its digital preservation archive. The publishers are: PeerJ, Future Science Group, American Society of Plant Biologists and Channel View Publications.

PeerJ is an Open Access scholarly publisher in the Biological and Medical Sciences. Authors at PeerJ purchase a low-cost lifetime membership, which gives them the ability to publish their Open Access articles for free, for life. The company has two publications - a journal named PeerJ and a preprint server called PeerJ PrePrints. PeerJ will receive its first submissions in Summer 2012, with first publications following by the end of 2012.

The UK-based Future Science Group (FSG) is an alliance of three sister imprints – Expert Reviews Ltd, Future Medicine Ltd, and Future Science Ltd. FSG provides research professionals and clinicians with a unique source of objective, cutting-edge information on emerging and evolving trends in science and medicine.

The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. Over the decades the Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology as well as to serve the basic interests of plant science. It publishes the highly cited journals Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell. Membership spans six continents, and members work in such diverse areas as academia, government laboratories, and industrial and commercial environments.

Channel View Publications is an international, independent academic publisher based in the UK. They publish work on tourism and sustainability as Channel View Publications, and on multilingualism, language learning, translation and creative writing pedagogy as Multilingual Matters.

Three new publishers announce participation in CLOCKSS’ digital preservation archive
- 08 Jun 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of three new publishers in its digital preservation archive. The publishers are - Berghahn Books, The International Glaciological Society and Aerospace Medical Association.

Berghahn Books is an independent scholarly publisher of distinguished books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. Its programme, which includes 35 journals to date and 100 new titles a year, is focused on History, Sociology & Anthropology, International Politics & Policy Studies, Cultural & Media Studies, Jewish Studies, and Migration & Refugee Studies. A peer-reviewed press, Berghahn is committed to the highest academic standards; its publishing program is widely recognized for the quality both of its lists and of the production of its books and journals.

The International Glaciological Society was founded in 1936 to provide a focus for individuals interested in practical and scientific aspects of snow and ice. The objects of the Society enshrined in its Constitution are to stimulate interest in and encourage research into the scientific and technical problems of snow and ice in all countries; facilitate and increase the flow of glaciological ideas and information; publish the Journal of Glaciology, the Annals of Glaciology, ICE, the News Bulletin of the International Glaciological Society, other appropriate publications, such as books and monographs; sponsor lectures, field meetings, and symposia.

The Aerospace Medical Association is organised exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It claims to be the largest, most representative professional membership organisation in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine.

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Nature Publishing Group and National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign digital preservation deal
- 08 Jun 2012

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, and National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) have signed an agreement to provide long-term digital preservation of NPG’s content in Beijing.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Zhang Xiao Lin, Director of National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science and Antoine Bocquet, Director, Asia-Pacific, Nature Publishing Group on behalf of their respective organisations.

Under the deal, the NSLC will establish and maintain an archive of Nature, the Nature research and Nature Review journals, and all NPG-owned journal current content. An archive back to 1997 will be created, and new content will be added as it is published. The archive would be made accessible to CAS institutes with nature.com site license agreements in the event that emergency or force majeure make nature.com unavailable in China. Of the 100 CAS institutes, 70 have site licences to NPG journals that will be preserved under this agreement.

NPG also ensures long-term digital preservation of its content through Portico and the not for profit CLOCKSS.

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Portico and American Medical Association announce archiving deal
- 01 Jun 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that the American Medical Association (AMA) will preserve its e-journals with Portico.

AMA has committed 13 titles for preservation in Portico. These include the AMA’s flagship journal, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); the 9 prestigious Archives journals; American Medical News; Disaster Medicine; and Public Health Preparedness, and Virtual Mentor.

Published continuously since 1883, JAMA claims to be one of the most widely circulated peer-reviewed general medical journals in the world. Together with the specialty Archives journals, this family of journals is committed to promoting the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health.

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Opening up Archives project receives additional funding
- 29 May 2012

Opening up Archives, The National Archives' project to tackle skills shortages in the wider archives sector, has been allocated additional funding of over £250,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The extension grant awarded as part of HLF's Skills for the Future programme will guarantee that a third year of the project runs in 2013.

Opening up Archives puts into practice the Workforce Diversification strand of The National Archives' Archives for the 21st Century policy. It focuses on work placements across England, providing an alternative route of entry into archives and heritage work for people with non-traditional archival backgrounds.

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Ex Libris Group announces version 3.0 of Rosetta digital preservation system
- 11 May 2012

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced the release of version 3.0 of the Rosetta digital preservation system.

This new module enables each institution to organise and manage collections in the most effective way for the institution’s specific requirements. With version 3, collections can contain a number of subcollections, each with its own descriptive metadata record and access rights policy. With Rosetta’s flexible approach to collection management, digital objects can belong to more than one collection.

In version 3.0, new search capabilities enable Rosetta to index all metadata elements associated with digital objects, enabling users to search these elements. Many more attributes are displayed by default with the search results, and users can select specific attributes to be displayed.

Rosetta’s format library enables institutions to maintain the most appropriate and advanced format for each item in their Rosetta system. Up to now, updates were installed through the periodic synchronisation of each local format library with the global format library. In Rosetta 3, regularly issued service packs will contain the updates for the local format library.

Additionally, the user interface has received a comprehensive makeover to help Rosetta users achieve their goals more rapidly and easily.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

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University of Utah selects Ex Libris Rosetta for long-term digital preservation
- 01 May 2012

Ex Libris Group, a US-based provider of library automation solutions, has announced that the University of Utah has opted for Ex Libris Rosetta to preserve the school's extensive cultural heritage collections. These include newspapers and other historical textual documents, photographs, rare books, oral history interviews (including transcripts and audio) and motion picture collections.

In addition to cultural heritage collections, Rosetta will enable the university to preserve faculty publications and research data. The J. Willard Marriott Library hosts the collections of many campus departments and, as a member of the Mountain West Digital Library network, hosts collections belonging to other Utah institutions.

According to representatives of the University of Utah, it found Rosetta to be the most sophisticated and mature solution to manage and preserve the vast range of its digital collections. Rosetta’s ability to scale up will enable it to accommodate the rapid growth of its digital resources, projected to reach 250 terabytes in three years, and also to preserve and make accessible research data sets from its faculty. Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation and delivery of digital objects. It enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

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Indiana University selected as a partner institution in new data curation fellowship programme
- 26 Apr 2012

Researchers are creating and using scientific data at unprecedented levels, underscoring the need for curators, or caretakers, to ensure that this massive amount of vital information is being maintained for important research. To help meet this need, Indiana University, through a joint effort between its Data to Insight Center and IU Libraries, has been selected as a partner institution in the Council on Library and Information Resources/Digital Library Federation Data Curation Fellowship Program. The programme is made possible by a $679,827 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

This joint effort by the Data to Insight Center and the IU Libraries takes advantage of a natural partnership and draws on synergies between the two organisations.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is now recruiting six data curation fellows in cooperation with its partner institutions - Indiana University; Lehigh University; McMaster University; Purdue University; the University of California, Los Angeles; and the University of Michigan.

The two-year, postdoctoral fellowships will encourage the development of highly skilled and knowledgeable specialists in data curation for the natural and social sciences. IU's fellow will work with the Sustainable Environment-Actionable Data project, a major National Science Foundation-funded DataNet project, and the HathiTrust Research Center, both joint ventures of the Data to Insight Center and the IU Libraries.

The fellowship's creation coincides with the Obama administration's recent announcement of the ‘Big Data Research and Development Initiative,’ which recognises the importance of training the next generation of data scientists.

The grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund one year of the two-year award. The award is being supplemented by funding from the Data to Insight Center and IU Libraries to create a two-year postdoctoral fellow experience.

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Pensoft Publishers to preserve e-journals in CLOCKSS Archive
- 19 Apr 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with Pensoft Publishers to preserve its e-journals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, Pensoft seeks to ensure that an author's work will always be fully accessible and usable, as it provides for content to be freely available to everyone even if it ceases to be available from the publisher's site after a 'trigger event'.

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

Pensoft Publishers specialise in academic and professional book and journal publishing, mostly in the field of biodiversity science and natural history. The publisher primarily publishes in English, with a significant minority of the publications being in French, German, Russian or other languages. In 2010, Pensoft launched their own open access journal publishing platform, implementing cutting-edge technologies for semantic markup and automated dissemination of the published content.

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figshare and CLOCKSS announce preservation deal
- 13 Apr 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that it has partnered with figshare to preserve their data in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, figshare seeks to ensure that their data, which includes figures, datasets, and video files, will be available for a worldwide audience now and in the future. 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.

figshare allows researchers to publish their data in a citable, searchable and sharable manner. The data can come in the form of individual figures, datasets or video files, and users are encouraged to share their negative data and unpublished results too. All data is persistently stored online under the most liberal Creative Commons licence, waiving copyright where possible. This allows scientists to access and share the information from anywhere in the world with minimal friction.

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Chronopolis gets certification from CRL as trustworthy digital depository
- 10 Apr 2012

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in the US has certified Chronopolis, a large-scale data preservation network, as a ‘trustworthy digital repository’ that meets accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories. Chronopolis is led by the UC San Diego Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, with partners at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

The primary metrics used by CRL in its assessment are those included in the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC) checklist developed by a joint task force of the Research Libraries Group and the National Archives and Records Administration in 2003, to define criteria for evaluating digital repositories. The TRAC criteria - which include organisational infrastructure; digital object management; and technologies, technical infrastructure, and security - represent current best practices and thinking about the organisational and technological needs of trustworthy digital repositories.

Chronopolis, which was launched in 2008 as one of the Library of Congress’ efforts to collect and preserve at-risk digital information, is said to have the capacity to preserve hundreds of terabytes of digital data of any type or size, with minimal requirements of data providers. The project reportedly leverages high-speed networks, mass-scale storage capabilities, and the expertise of partners to provide a geographically distributed, heterogeneous and highly redundant archive system.

The certification is based on CRL review, including extensive documentation gathered independently by its Certification Advisory Panel from open and third-party sources, as well as data and documentation provided by Chronopolis administrators. The review also included a site visit to SDSC by CRL audit personnel. The Certification Advisory Panel concluded that the practices followed and services offered by Chronopolis are generally sound, and appropriate to the content being archived and the general need of the designated Chronopolis community.

Chronopolis also serves as the data preservation repository for UC San Diego’s campus-wide Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) initiative, which provides researchers with the computing, network, and human infrastructure needed to store, manage, and share data.

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University of Delaware Library joins HathiTrust partnership
- 09 Apr 2012

The University of Delaware Library has announced that it has become one of the latest members of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

The University of Delaware Library plans to contribute public domain volumes digitised through in-house projects to the HathiTrust.

Launched in 2008, the HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than 60 partners. Over the last two years, the partners have contributed more than eight million items to the digital library, digitised from their library collections through a number of means including Google, the Internet Archive digitisation and in-house initiatives. More than two million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the web.

The HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, as a trusted repository it guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, providing the expert curation and consistent access long associated with research libraries. Second, as a service for partners, the HathiTrust offers persistent access to the digital collections. This includes viewing, downloading, and searching access to in copyright volumes. Specialised features are also available which facilitate access by persons with print disabilities, and allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into 'collections' that can be searched and browsed.

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HathiTrust creates new 12-member Board of Governors
- 04 Apr 2012

HathiTrust has announced the composition of its new 12-member Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase. HathiTrust is a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

The board, which replaces the Executive Committee established by the founding members in 2008, will oversee HathiTrust’s 10-million volume digital preservation repository, research center, and other initiatives. The decision to create the board was made during the HathiTrust Constitutional Convention held in October 2011, which was convened to chart HathiTrust's governance structure and priorities going forward.

The board officially begins work on April 16, 2012. Among its first priorities will be to implement the remaining proposals passed during the Constitutional Convention. These include the establishment of a distributed archive of print monographs corresponding to the digital copies held in HathiTrust; the creation of an approval process for proposed new initiatives; a fee-for-service model for content deposit; a mechanism for allowing non-partners to contribute content to the repository; and a coordinated effort to expand access to digitised US federal government documents.

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The Society for General Microbiology to preserve ejournals with the CLOCKSS Archive
- 26 Mar 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with the Society for General Microbiology 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.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, the Society for General Microbiology has committed to the preservation of their ejournals. 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.

The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) is a professional body for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. It claims to be the largest microbiology society in Europe with around 5,000 members worldwide. The Society provides a common meeting ground for scientists working in research and in fields with applications in microbiology including medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals, industry, agriculture, food, the environment and education. An important function of the Society is the promotion of the public understanding of microbiology.

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The American Mathematical Society and CLOCKSS announce preservation deal
- 23 Mar 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with the American Mathematical Society 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.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, the American Mathematical Society has committed to the preservation of their ejournals and ebooks. 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.

The 30,000-member American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship. It serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programmes.



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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology content now available via the Portico archive
- 15 Mar 2012

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that participants in the Portico E-Journal Preservation Service will have access to 10 volumes of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology. The title was formerly published by Australian Academic Press and ceased publication in 2011.

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology is no longer available through any online platform. This content has therefore 'triggered' and is now available to Portico participants via the Portico archive.

Participating institutions will gain access to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology through Portico regardless of whether they previously subscribed to this journal.

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Harvard Library to deposit about 200,000 public domain volumes in HathiTrust
- 08 Mar 2012

The Harvard Library has announced that it will deposit about 200,000 public domain volumes in HathiTrust, a shared digital repository for published materials. The move follows Harvard's first deposit of about 53,000 volumes in HathiTrust in 2011.

The Harvard Library, founded in 1638, claims to be the world’s largest university library and the oldest academic library in North America. With approximately 17 million books, more than eight million photographs and an estimated 400 million manuscript items, the Library’s holdings span a vast range of subjects, languages and dates.

HathiTrust was formed in 2008 with a mission to ‘contribute to the common good by collecting, organising, preserving, communicating and sharing the record of human knowledge.’ Currently, the shared repository has more than sixty institutional participants and contains more than 10 million digitised volumes, with more than 2.7 million public domain works are available online.



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Institution of Engineering and Technology and Whiting & Birch to preserve content with the CLOCKSS Archive
- 16 Feb 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the participation of two new publishers - The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Whiting & Birch - in its Digital Preservation Archive.

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with the IET to preserve its entire digital range in CLOCKSS's preservation archive, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. By archiving with CLOCKSS, the IET has committed to the preservation of its Digital Library which includes IET e-Journals, e-Books, conference and magazine content, as well as IET Inspec.

The CLOCKSS Archive has also partnered with Whiting & Birch 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. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Whiting & Birch has committed to the preservation of their ejournals and ebooks. 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.

With this move, both IET and Whiting & Birch ensure that content is freely available to everyone after a ‘trigger event.’

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Brigham Young University selects Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system
- 15 Feb 2012

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that Brigham Young University (BYU) has selected the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system. The first member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to adopt Rosetta, Brigham Young will implement Rosetta initially for the Harold B. Lee Library’s digital collections and will later expand the implementation to the digital assets of the university’s colleges and schools.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

Having embarked on a thorough evaluation of digital preservation systems in 2002, BYU became more interested in the Ex Libris system in light of the National Science Foundation’s requirement that all grant proposals contain a data-management and preservation plan—a requirement that Rosetta would help the university to comply with.

The adoption of Rosetta marks the latest phase of the university’s 10-year digital preservation initiative.

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The AMA's 'Archives of Family Medicine' and 'JAMA Français' now available via the CLOCKSS Archive
- 10 Feb 2012

The American Medical Association's 'Archives of Family Medicine' and 'JAMA Français' are now available from the CLOCKSS Archive.

The American Medical Association recently announced that the journals 'Archives of Family Medicine' and 'JAMA Français' are no longer available from their journal websites and will be accessible through the CLOCKSS Archive.

'Archives of Family Medicine' and 'JAMA Français' were removed from the Highwire platform on August 15, 2011. The CLOCKSS Archives, the AMA's preservation partners, will provide free access to the title and take responsibility for its ongoing long-term preservation.

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Washington University Libraries join HathiTrust partnership
- 26 Jan 2012

Washington University Libraries has joined HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries to preserve and provide access to the published record in a digital form. The announcement was made by Shirley K. Baker, Washington University’s vice chancellor for scholarly resources and dean of University Libraries.

WUSTL is now partnering with more than 60 other major academic and research libraries from across the United States and the world in an effort to preserve and share the record of human knowledge.

Currently, HathiTrust’s repository contains more than 10 million volumes, most of which were digitised from the collections of American and British research libraries as part of the Google Books Library Project, Google’s effort to scan and make searchable the collections of several major research libraries. WUSTL users may search the HathiTrust online catalogue at hathitrust.org or libguides.wustl.edu/hathitrust.

If a desired volume is under copyright, the full text will not be displayed, but the search will list nearby libraries that have a copy. Of the HathiTrust’s 10 million volumes, more than 2.7 million are in the public domain.

Current students, faculty or staff at Washington University or at any other HathiTrust partner institution may download any of the public domain volumes held in HathiTrust.

In addition to gaining new access for current students, faculty and staff, WUSTL Libraries will have the opportunity to digitise rare or unique public domain works from their own collections and deposit those digitised materials in the HathiTrust repository, where they may be accessed by persons affiliated with any of the HathiTrust members.

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SPIE partners with CLOCKSS to preserve digital library content
- 20 Jan 2012

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced a partnership with the CLOCKSS Archive to preserve the content of the SPIE Digital Library, a collection of optics and photonics literature, in the CLOCKSS dark archive.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, SPIE has committed to the preservation of Proceedings of SPIE, SPIE Journals, and SPIE eBooks. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone should a 'trigger event' occur that results in SPIE no longer providing access to the content and ensures an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful at any time in the future.

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is a not-for-profit joint venture between leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose aim is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community. This archive consists of a geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

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Gale and National Geographic in deal to provide online archive of over 100 years of National Geographic magazine
- 20 Jan 2012

Educational publisher Gale, part of Cengage Learning, US, and National Geographic, a non-profit scientific and educational organisation, has announced an agreement to provide an online archive of more than 100 years of National Geographic magazine. Available to libraries this spring, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 will include all issues of the magazine in a fully searchable and intuitive interface.

National Geographic magazine provides authoritative, unbiased content that addresses complex issues, while uncovering the wonders of our time. From the discovery of fossils of human ancestors by Richard Leakey in Kenya to polar exploration, archaeological finds of Maya and Inca cultures and Robert Ballard's discovery of the wreckage of the Titanic, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 is projected as an essential resource for scholars as well as a fascinating collection for general readers.

Also included in the more-than-100,000-page archive will be photographs published in the magazine through 1994. Among the first to use colour photography, National Geographic magazine is widely known to contain quality photojournalism in the world, with each life-like, authentic photograph allowing readers to visually explore the new worlds they are learning about. In addition to each page and photograph, the archive will include the detailed maps published by the magazine throughout its history. The maps help to provide context and reference for readers who are learning about unknown and often remote regions and cultures for the first time.

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Libertas Academica to preserve e-journals with CLOCKSS Archive
- 13 Jan 2012

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that it has partnered with STM publisher Libertas Academica to preserve the latter's e-journals in CLOCKSS' 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.

According to Libertas Academica representatives, the organisation regards archiving as one of the foremost responsibilities of all legitimate open access publishers. Its decision to work with CLOCKSS is seen to reflect its commitment to the best level of service to authors and readers. One of CLOCKSS' most notable strengths is reportedly its commitment to make archived content publically available in certain circumstances.

Founded in 2005, Libertas Academica is a publisher of scientific, technical and medical open access journals. Literally translated, Libertas Academica means "freedom to scholars" or "freedom to research".

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SIAM to preserve e-journals and e-books in the CLOCKSS Archive
- 21 Dec 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 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.

In addition, SIAM has been elected to a seat on the Board of Directors of the CLOCKSS Archive. David K. Marshall will serve as the representative from SIAM starting in January 2012.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, SIAM has committed to the preservation of their eJournals and eBooks. The move 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.

Additionally, the UKSG, the Society for Leukocyte Biology, FASEB, and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland have also announced their participation in the digital preservation archive.

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German National Library of Science and Technology selects Ex Libris’ Rosetta digital preservation system
- 08 Dec 2011

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover has selected Rosetta for its digital collections. The library will lead the digital preservation programme for the three member libraries of the Leibniz Library Network for Research Information, also known as Goportis.

As national libraries for different fields, the Goportis members have a mandate to index, store, and provide access to all the resources in their collections in perpetuity. An increasing proportion of these libraries’ collections comprise digitised and digitally born materials, including both textual and audio-visual content.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, the Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access, in perpetuity, to institutional documents, digital images, research output in digital formats, Web sites, and other digitised and digitally born materials. It supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Also, it enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitised materials.

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Portico in deal with Cambridge University Press to preserve Cambridge Books Online content
- 07 Dec 2011

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that Cambridge University Press will preserve its Cambridge Books Online content with Portico. Through this agreement, Cambridge extends its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher's commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals in the Portico archive.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing arm of the University of Cambridge and claims to be one of the largest academic publishers in the world. As part of the agreement, Cambridge University Press will make an annual contribution to Portico to support its E-Book Preservation Service.

The addition of titles from Cambridge Books Online brings the total number of e-books committed to the Portico archive to more than 123,000. Beginning in 2011, Portico expanded its preservation services offered to libraries with the introduction of separate e-book and e-journal services. These distinct services enable libraries to choose where to invest their preservation resources based on their collections, needs and budgets.

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Association of Research Libraries to preserve e-journals and e-books in the CLOCKSS Archive
- 30 Nov 2011

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the CLOCKSS Archive have partnered to preserve ARL's e-journals and e-books in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, the ARL has committed to the preservation of their e-journals and e-books. 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.

The publications to be archived are available via ARL Digital Publications http://publications.arl.org. Currently this content includes the ARL Annual Salary Survey, the ARL Statistics collection, Research Library Issues, and SPEC Kits.

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National Archives publishes National Registry of Controlled Unclassified Information
- 15 Nov 2011

The US' National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been designated as the Executive Agent to implement the Executive Order 13556, signed by President Obama, and oversee agency actions to ensure compliance with this order.

Earlier this month, as required by this Executive Order, the National Archives Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Office established a publically available registry reflecting the initial categories and subcategories of unclassified information that require dissemination or safeguarding controls consistent with and pursuant to law, regulation, and Government-wide policy. This registry is now online at www.archives.gov/cui.

The CUI programme will be implemented in phases based on compliance plans and target dates to be submitted by executive agencies and departments. When fully implemented, the CUI programme will require executive departments and agencies to exclusively use these categories for controlling and marking such unclassified information. The National Archives will consult with the agencies and the Office of Management and Budget and then set implementation deadlines for CUI, to include for applying standardised CUI markings.

Currently, there are more than 100 different policies for such information across the Executive branch. This plethora of policies has reportedly created inefficiency and confusion, leading to a patchwork system that fails to adequately safeguard information requiring protection, and unnecessarily restricts information sharing by creating needless impediments.

Established in 2008, the National Archives Controlled Unclassified Information Office is responsible for overseeing and managing the implementation of the CUI framework. This office furthers the President's goal of Open Government, while at the same time outlining standards to protect some information pursuant to and consistent with applicable law, regulations, and government-wide policies.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in deal with Portico to preserve e-journals
- 03 Nov 2011

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Under the deal, Portico will preserve the latter’s e-journals.

NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. Through this agreement with Portico, NCTM seeks to ensure that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

Additionally, Portico will be a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

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Scientific American archive now available on nature.com
- 02 Nov 2011

Science magazine Scientific American has announced that its complete archive, back to volume 1, issue 1, is now available on nature.com. To celebrate the completion of the Scientific American archive on nature.com, the 1845-1909 archive collection will be free to all to access from November 1-30, 2011. Published since 1845, Scientific American claims to be the longest continually published magazine in the US.

Scientific American founded the first branch of the US Patent Agency, in 1850, to provide technical help and legal advice to inventors. The 1845-1909 collection chronicles major inventions, including the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and the incandescent light bulb by Thomas Edison in 1879. Other highlights include coverage of New York City's first subway in 1870, a special issue in 1899 dedicated to bicycles and automobiles, and Wilbur Wright's completion of a three-mile flight at Kitty Hawk, South Carolina. In all, the 1845-1909 collection contains more than 75,000 articles.

Collections contain content from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind, beginning with its premier issue in December 2004/January 2005, plus all Special Issues. The articles are available as PDFs.

The Scientific American archive is an integrated part of the nature.com platform. All users can browse the archive online. The archive is searchable by keyword, author, article title or DOI for refined results. Alternatively, users can also browse by year and issue.

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Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online
- 01 Nov 2011

Cambridge University Press (CUP), the publishing division of the UK's University of Cambridge, has announced the launch of University Publishing Online (UPO), an integrated eBook and digital content offering.

University Publishing Online, at www.universitypublishingonline.org, provides libraries with eBooks and related database products from a variety of academic publishers worldwide. Aggregated content from the Mathematical Association of America (based in Washington D.C.), Liverpool University Press, Foundation Books (based in India), and Cambridge University Press are currently available. Access to content from Edinburgh University Press and Nottingham University Press will be available from early 2012.

Building on the established Cambridge Books Online platform, users have immediate access to over 13,000 front and backlist titles, accessible through quick, powerful search and browse functionality. University Publishing Online allows users to search within the available content of all four presses, maximising results and offering access to research materials of the highest standard.

Users are able to search across all University Publishing Online content or limit their search to selected publishers. The search facility also encompasses Cambridge Journals Online, providing users with access to hundreds of the latest academic, research-rich publications. Institutions are able to make collection or title-by-title purchases from a single publisher or mix-and-match across all of the publishers on the platform.

UPO contains comprehensive library support tools, and it is compliant with all major industry standards and initiatives. Functionality on the site includes hyperlinked references and personalisation features, as well as enhanced discoverability tools. Two functionality upgrades will take place every year, ensuring the site is consistently developing according to its users' needs.

Two purchasing plans for University Publishing Online are available, each involving unlimited-user concurrent access and minimal digital rights management (DRM). Customers are able to buy content once and then own continuing access, or subscribe annually with a subscribe-to-buy facility. Annual subscription will be available from January 2012.

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University of Miami Libraries join HathiTrust
- 17 Oct 2011

The University of Miami has become the latest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

According to William Walker, Dean and University Librarian, the University’s HathiTrust membership will give the UM community access to an additional 2.6 million public domain books published before 1923. The volumes were primarily scanned from the collections of American and British research libraries, including The University of Michigan, Stanford, the New York Public Library, Oxford University, and Harvard, primarily as part of the Google Books Project.

As members of the Trust, members of the UM community will be able to search the Trust catalogue and download imprints in the public domain. This will allow UM users to create private libraries of these electronic imprints. The UM Libraries will also be able to contribute digitised works that can be uploaded into the Trust’s repository.

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Springer launches digitisation project, Springer Book Archives
- 07 Oct 2011

STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media has started its extensive digitisation project, Springer Book Archives (SBA). The SBA initiative will include nearly all books that have been published since the 1840s. Springer expects that the book archives will contain around 65,000 titles.

Titles include academically and historically unique works by Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Sir John Eccles, Lise Meitner, Werner Siemens, and Rudolf Diesel, to name just a few. The works in the digital archives will be available on the company’s platform SpringerLink just like all other Springer books, which have routinely been published in electronic and print versions since 2005. When this mammoth project is completed at the end of 2012, Springer will be able to offer more than 100,000 eBooks on www.springerlink.com.

Extensive research was necessary in the run-up to this monumental project to obtain the rights to digitise these books. Springer proactively contacts authors and copyright holders to clarify the issue of royalties for these digital editions.

Around 70 percent of the books in Springer Book Archives are in English, nearly 30 percent are in German with some Dutch-language titles. The ratio between scientific STM titles and professional literature is similar. These figures clearly reflect the company’s history over the years. The books in Springer’s book archives comprise a total of 17 different imprints, including German economics books by Gabler, the US information technology publisher Apress and the US non-fiction imprint Copernicus. Medical books account for the largest share of the book archives, at over 20 percent.

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DOE-funded research now accessible via DataCite
- 21 Sep 2011

Researchers funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) can now make their scientific research data easier to cite and easier to find from worldwide sources. The DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is now registering publicly available scientific research datasets created by DOE-funded researchers through DataCite.

OSTI, within the Office of Science, became a member of DataCite in January 2011 to facilitate access to DOE datasets. Through this membership, OSTI assigns permanent identifiers, known as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), to the individual datasets to aid in citation, discovery, and retrieval. Creating stable pathways to these datasets makes the scientific process more accessible and the research more replicable for future discoveries.

In August, OSTI minted the first DOI for a DOE dataset through DataCite. The dataset is from the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. ARM is a multi-laboratory, user facility created to advance scientific knowledge in a wide range of interdisciplinary earth sciences. ARM is set to register about 700 datasets with OSTI in the initial implementation.

This 'DOIs for datasets' service helps enable achievement of the DOE goal to provide open access to experimental data, as set forth in the DOE 2011 Strategic Plan.

The scientific research datasets with their DOIs assigned are then announced by OSTI with other R&D results in searchable databases such as the Energy Citations Database. Subsequently these often hard-to-find datasets are included in Science Accelerator, Science.gov, and WorldWideScience.org. As research datasets gain increased visibility and are cited by researchers and academia, important building blocks for discovery are set in place.

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The Company of Biologists to preserve e-journals in the CLOCKSS Archive
- 20 Sep 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with The Company of Biologists to preserve their e-journals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, The Company of Biologists has committed to the preservation of their e-journals. 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.

The Company of Biologists is a non-profit organisation whose objectives are the advancement and promotion of research in, and the study of, all branches of biology. Company Directors act as trustees and are active biologists, librarians, or computer scientists whose expertise is valuable for the running of the Company. Their task is to ensure that the Company continues to provide a relevant and worthwhile service to the international community of biologists.

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K.U.Leuven selects Ex Libris Rosetta for digital preservation
- 19 Sep 2011

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that Belgium's world-renowned K.U.Leuven has decided to enhance its Leuven Integrated Archive System (LIAS) by adding the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to the university's suite of library products. Rosetta will enable the university to meet the long-term preservation needs of its library as well as those of archives, museums, and other libraries throughout Flanders that are served by the LIBIS network.

The LIBIS network, which provides information solutions to more than 30 institutions, will significantly improve its digital preservation offering through Rosetta by creating a unified digital infrastructure for the heterogeneous information held by libraries in the network. The Rosetta support for consortia will centralise and optimise library services, increasing their efficiency and lowering the cost of ownership for LIBIS.

K.U.Leuven, which already uses the full suite of Ex Libris products, will be combining Rosetta with the Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide instant access to all resources preserved by Rosetta. In addition, LIAS will enable all LIBIS members to access Rosetta.

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JSTOR opens access to Early Journal Content
- 08 Sep 2011

JSTOR, the preservation archive and research platform arm of the not-for-profit ITHAKA, is offering free access to journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the US and prior to 1870 elsewhere. This 'Early Journal Content' includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals (6 percent of the content on JSTOR).

JSTOR currently provides access to scholarly content to people through a growing network of more than 7,000 institutions in 153 countries. Making the Early Journal Content freely available is a first step in a larger effort to provide more access options to the content on JSTOR for independent scholars and other people also.

The Early Journal Content will be released on a rolling basis, effective immediately. A quick tutorial about how to access this content is also available.

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UConn Libraries join HathiTrust Digital Library
- 07 Sep 2011

The UConn Libraries have become the latest member of HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating to compile a massive digital library of published scholarship.

HathiTrust includes material from the Google Books Library Project, an effort by Google to scan and make searchable the collections of several major research libraries. It also includes material from the Internet Archive, a non-profit that offers free online access to historical digital collections, in which UConn has been an active participant since 2008.

HathiTrust allows users to do full-text searches of all the books in the repository, as well as download all material in the public domain. In addition, members of the community who are visually impaired will be able to download the full text of material that is in copyright for use with assistive technology.

HathiTrust was launched in 2008 by the then 12-university consortium, known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system. It has grown to more than 50 partners, including Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Duke, and Johns Hopkins. UConn is the first public research university in New England to become a member.

In the past two years, HathiTrust’s partners have contributed more than 9 million volumes to the digital library, digitised from their library collections. More than 2 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and are freely available on the Web.

HathiTrust serves as a secure repository, guaranteeing the long-term preservation of the material while providing expert care and consistent access to research libraries. It also acts as a bridge between partners and the public, offering access to the digital collections that includes viewing, downloading, and searching.

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Medknow Publications preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive
- 01 Sep 2011

The CLOCKSS Archives has partnered with Medknow Publications to preserve their e-journals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, Medknow Publications has committed to the preservation of their e-journals. 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.

Medknow Publications is a publisher for peer-reviewed, online/print and online journals in the area of STM. Medknow, publishing over 160 journals from 16 countries, claims to be the largest open-access publisher publishing on the behalf of learned societies and associations.

The CLOCKSS Archive is a not-for-profit joint venture between leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

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Portico and Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University in deal to preserve e-journal
- 01 Sep 2011

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) at Cornell University to preserve its e-journal Indonesia Journal.

Through this agreement with Portico, SEAP ensures that its e-journal will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. Portico will be a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to this title.

SEAP is nationally prominent in promoting advanced foreign language training, area and international knowledge in the liberal arts, and applied discipline focused on Southeast Asia. Indonesia Journal is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia’s culture, history, government, economy, and society.

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Portico and Evolutionary Psychology announce preservation deal
- 31 Aug 2011

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that Evolutionary Psychology has entered into an agreement to preserve its e-journal.

Through this agreement with Portico, Evolutionary Psychology seeks to ensure that its e-journal will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. Portico will be a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to this title.

Evolutionary Psychology is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that aims to foster communication between experimental and theoretical work on the one hand and historical, conceptual, and interdisciplinary writings across the whole range of the biological and human sciences on the other.

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University of California Libraries expand access to orphan works via HathiTrust
- 25 Aug 2011

The University of California Libraries will join with the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and University of Florida in an initiative to identify and make available digital versions of "orphan works" within the holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library.

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. The majority of HathiTrust holdings are in-copyright works, of which an unknown but likely large proportion are so-called "orphans" - works whose owners cannot be identified or located. The University of California will join the effort to identify orphan works and publicise information about them in order to give rights holders an opportunity to claim them and make informed decisions about their availability within HathiTrust. It is said to be likely that many people with these rights wish to make the books fully viewable.

The majority of orphans probably are just that - lacking anyone to claim ownership. If the orphan works are not claimed by rights holders, the digital volumes will be made available in full view to HathiTrust partner library patrons if their libraries hold those works in their print collections.

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KRDS-I2S2 Digital Preservation Benefits Analysis Project releases KRDS Digital Preservation Benefits Analysis Toolkit
- 08 Aug 2011

The KRDS-I2S2 Digital Preservation Benefits Analysis Project has announced the release of the KRDS Digital Preservation Benefits Analysis Toolkit. Development of the toolkit has been funded by JISC. The worksheets, guidance documentation and exemplar test cases can be downloaded from the project website.

The Toolkit consists of two tools: the KRDS Benefits Framework (Tool 1); and the Value-chain and Benefits Impact tool (Tool 2). Each tool consists of a detailed guide and worksheet(s). Both tools have drawn on partner case studies and previous work on benefits and impact for digital curation/preservation. This experience has provided a series of common examples of generic benefits that are employed in both tools for users to modify or add to as required.

The KRDS Benefits Framework (Tool 1) is the "entry-level" tool requiring Less experience and effort to implement and can be used as a stand-alone tool in many tasks. It can also be the starting point and provide input to the use of the Value-chain and Impact analysis.

The Value-chain and Benefits Impact analysis (Tool 2) is the more advanced tool in the Toolkit and requires more experience and effort to implement. It is likely to be most useful in a smaller sub-set of longer-term and intensive activities such as evaluation and strategic planning.

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ITHAKA appoints Kate Wittenberg as Managing Director of Portico
- 29 Jul 2011

ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to help the academic community take full advantage of rapidly advancing information and networking technologies, has announced the appointment of Kate Wittenberg as the new Managing Director of Portico, effective September 1.

Eileen Fenton, who successfully led Portico since its founding in 2002, will work closely with Wittenberg over the coming weeks as she transitions fully into her new role and concludes projects for Ithaka S+R. Fenton will continue in her role as ITHAKA's Executive Vice President of Technology & Content Services.

Wittenberg brings a deep understanding of issues at the intersection of digital technologies, academic libraries, and scholarly publishing to Portico. During her time as Project Director, Client and Partnership Development for Ithaka S+R, Wittenberg's innovative work with libraries and publishers helped to develop resources, products, and services that enabled these communities to grow as vibrant digital organizations while remaining true to their core missions.

Portico has become an integral part of the scholarly communications ecosystem by providing certified digital preservation services to more than 700 libraries around the world and 2,000 scholarly societies that work with more than 120 publishers.

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The UK's National Archives to pilot web archiving model for local authorities
- 26 Jul 2011

The National Archives, the official archive of the UK government, will pilot a web archiving model for local authorities to ensure that important online information is preserved for future generations.

Currently, The National Archives works in partnership with the Internet Memory Foundation (IMF) to archive central government websites, but its remit does not extend to cover all the local government or community websites which may be of interest to local record offices.

The pilot will run in seven local authority archives - covering more than 20 local authorities - where staff will be trained in how to develop a curated web archive for their area. They will be provided free support from The National Archives and the Internet Memory Foundation for the duration of the pilot.

Web archiving is the process of collecting websites and the information they contain from the World Wide Web and preserving them in an archive. The UK Government Web Archive, which is run by The National Archives, contains more than a billion pages of archived material from 2,000 central government websites dating back to 1997.

The pilot will be used as the basis for creating a template for procuring web archiving services and guidance on best practice to help archive services across the country develop their own web archives. The pilot will archive local authority websites as well as community or private websites which the archive services think may be of interest to future local historians.

The National Archives is also conducting an automated web crawl of local authority and NHS sites in the next two years to capture a wide variety of locally-held information, including datasets which are not currently preserved by data.gov.uk. The resulting captured data will complement the in-depth work of the pilot.

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PubMed Central revamped for better look and easier access to resources
- 18 Jul 2011

PubMed Central (PMC), the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) digital archive for life sciences and biomedical literature, has reportedly undergone an "interface"-lift. The aim is to not only enhance its overall look and feel but also provide users with easier access to PMC resources and information.

Specific improvements include a revamped homepage, which offers better navigation through the site as well as direct access to resources such as the Users' Guide and NIH Public Access information; redesigned Advanced Search and Limits pages; an updated search results format; direct access to images in PMC articles; and a new organisation and updated appearance for PMC's informational pages, including drop-down menus for navigation links.

PMC is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the NIH's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM's legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM's extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

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University of Florida Libraries join HathiTrust Digital Library
- 15 Jul 2011

The University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries has joined the HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in the HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. Currently, the HathiTrust has 8.9 million digitised volumes.

As a result of its participation in the HathiTrust, users of the UF Libraries will soon gain access to digital versions of some of the thousands of orphan works held in print by the UF Libraries that are also available in the HathiTrust Digital Library. These works will be fully searchable, viewable and accessible to UF students and faculty wherever there is a connection to the Internet. The print copy remains available if needed.

The UF Libraries join with the libraries at the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin in an initiative to identify orphan works and attempt to locate the 'parents.' The libraries will create a mechanism to publicise bibliographic information about the orphans to give their parents the opportunity to claim them and make informed decisions about the status of their work in the HathiTrust.

It is likely that the majority of orphans exist without a surviving person or entity to claim ownership. If owners do not come forward, the digital versions of these scholarly works will be made available through the HathiTrust and each library will provide its users with access to the ones that match its print holdings. Orphan works from the HathiTrust will be available to users of the UF Libraries later this year.

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Cambridge University Press set to launch new digital platform for academic publishers
- 14 Jul 2011

Cambridge University Press (CUP), the publishing division of the University of Cambridge, is set to launch a new integrated eBook and digital content platform for other academic publishers, called University Publishing Online. Beginning October 2011, University Publishing Online will provide libraries with eBooks and related database products from a variety of academic publishers worldwide.

Boydell & Brewer, Liverpool University Press, the Mathematical Association of America, and Foundation Books, based in India, are the first publishers to join the new site. Announcements of further partners will be made in coming weeks.

The new platform is based on the ‘Cambridge Books Online’ eBook delivery platform. Customers will now be able to access important academic works and research from various publishers, in one place.

Cambridge Books Online offers access to thousands of front and backlist PDF titles in a fully searchable environment. The site includes dynamic content and features, with frequent addition of new titles. It also features comprehensive library support tools, including downloadable machine-readable cataloguing (MARC) records, usage reports plus access and authentication methods.

Libraries can acquire a wide range of subject-based collections or can choose to make an individually customised selection of titles from the 12,000 currently on offer. Institutions in over 30 countries have purchased eBooks from Cambridge Books Online, and new customers are being added each week.

The Cambridge Books Online platform already incorporates a powerful faceted-search tool across all scholarly books and journals issued by Cambridge. Two purchasing plans for University Publishing Online will be available, each involving multi-user concurrent access and minimal digital rights management (DRM): customers will be able to buy content once and then own continuing access, or subscribe annually with a subscribe-to-buy facility.

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Lafayette joins HathiTrust digital library initiative; approves OA research resolution
- 01 Jul 2011

Lafayette has become the first liberal arts college to join HathiTrust, a cooperative of academic and research libraries seeking to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. The College is also one of just four liberal arts institutions to approve an open access resolution which allows the public to view Lafayette faculty journal publications in a freely accessible, permanent digital repository.

Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising 50 partners from the US and Europe. Partner libraries have already contributed more than eight million volumes to the digital library, pooled from content digitised by Google Books and the Internet Archive, as well as local digitisation efforts.

More than two million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the web. HathiTrust guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, providing the expert curation and consistent access long associated with research libraries.

As a HathiTrust partner, enhanced access will be available for Lafayette students, faculty, and staff with a Network ID and password. Enhanced access includes the ability to download complete PDFs of public domain books, the option to create and save collections of items in HathiTrust, and full text access for visually impaired users.

Lafayette's open access resolution puts the College at the forefront of the open access movement. Among liberal arts institutions, only Oberlin College, Trinity University, and Rollins College have adopted similar policies.

Under the resolution, faculty members grant the College permission to make the articles they author and co-author available through the Lafayette Digital Repository, as allowed by copyright agreements and unless that person chooses to opt out. The resolution, which was approved by the faculty in the spring, will take effect at the start of the 2011-12 academic year.

The repository already contains more than 150 faculty articles. It is indexed by all major Internet search engines, including Google, so results from these search engines can lead users directly to a relevant article in the repository.

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East View Information Services and CLOCKSS partner to preserve e-journals and e-Books
- 27 Jun 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with East View Information Services to preserve the latter's e-journals and e-books in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, East View Information Services seeks to ensure preservation of their e-journals and e-Books. 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.

East View Information Services is a provider of native and translated foreign language, and information products and services, including Russian, Chinese, and Arabic databases, print periodicals, books, and microforms. The company serves all geographies and many market segments, including academic institutions, government organisations, corporations, public and federal libraries, and law firms.

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Biologic Institute to preserve e-content with CLOCKSS Archive
- 24 Jun 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with that Biologic Institute to preserve the latter's e-content in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, Biologic Institute seeks to ensure the preservation of their e-content. 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 (Controlled LOCKSS) is a non-profit joint venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries. These organisations are working together to guarantee the permanent survival of academic digital content beyond the twenty-first century. The CLOCKSS archive is distributed across a global and geopolitically diverse network of archive nodes, and governed by all its participants.

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University of Michigan Library to share HathiTrust orphan works digitally
- 24 Jun 2011

The University of Michigan Library (U-M Library) users will soon gain access to digital versions of some of the thousands of orphan works held in common by the U-M Library and the HathiTrust Digital Library. Making these works available in HathiTrust will render them fully searchable, viewable, and accessible to U-M researchers wherever there is a connection to the Internet.

This marks the next phase in the library's orphan works project, following last month's announcement that the MLibrary Copyright Office has begun identifying orphan works from among the millions of in-copyright digitised books in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Making these orphan works accessible to the U-M community will reportedly begin to unlock that large portion of the 20th century scholarly and cultural digital record that is in copyright and unavailable because copyright holders cannot be found or contacted.

The library's intent is to foster these works and make them available so they can be used. Access to orphan works will be limited to U-M authenticated users and visitors to the campus libraries in Ann Arbor, and to works that the library holds in its print collection. In other words, the same population that can check out these works from the library's print collection now will be able to read the digital copies from other locations.

Other institutions among the HathiTrust's more than 50 partners, including the University of Wisconsin, are moving forward with similar plans to share digitised orphan works from their own collections. The orphan works identification activity is seen as an extension of the grant-funded Copyright Review Management System, which examines US works published during 1923-63 to determine whether they are in copyright. That work began at U-M, and now includes reviewers at Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota. Of the more than 135,000 volumes reviewed thus far, approximately 46 percent are in copyright.

The orphan works project begins with this 46 percent; and the task of identifying true orphan works from among millions of in-copyright volumes eventually will be shared by other HathiTrust partner institutions.

The identification work now is being carried out at U-M under the auspices of the MLibrary Copyright Office. The process is documented online at www.lib.umich.edu/orphan-works. Every prospective orphan work's bibliographic information will be listed in the HathiTrust Digital Library and on the MLibrary website for 90 days, after which, if no copyright holder emerges, it will be made accessible to U-M users.

The library expects that some of these works will be accessible to the U-M community by early October.

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Penn State University Press partners with CLOCKSS to preserve e-journals and e-books
- 14 Jun 2011

CLOCKSS, a not for profit joint venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries, has announced a partnership with Penn State University Press. Under the deal, CLOCKSS will preserve the latter's e-journals and e-books in its geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, Penn State University Press has committed to the preservation of their e-journals and e-Books. This initiative provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a 'trigger event' and ensures that an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

Penn State University Press is the publishing arm of the Pennsylvania State University and a division of the Penn State University Libraries and Scholarly Communications. It promotes the advance of scholarship by disseminating knowledge - new information, interpretations, methods of analysis - with an emphasis on core fields of the humanities and social sciences.

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ETH Zurich selects Ex Libris’ Rosetta digital preservation system
- 07 Jun 2011

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that ETH-Bibliothek, the library of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), has selected the Rosetta digital preservation system to preserve, manage, and provide access to the Institute's digital collections in perpetuity.

Based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model, Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. It enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials. With its one-of-a-kind preservation module for risk analysis, planning, and action, Rosetta helps libraries increase their value to their institution by offering extended digital preservation services.

As the information service of a leading global scientific institution, ETH-Bibliothek plays a key role in preserving the scientific heritage of ETH Zurich. Rosetta will collect and preserve a huge range of digital material, with a focus on research data, which, depending on the researchers' needs, can range from raw data to publication-ready data sets. In addition, Rosetta will handle administrative records that are digitally transferred to ETH Zurich Archives and are expected to increase in volume considerably over the coming years. Rosetta will also preserve ETH-Bibliothek's own digital assets, such as the output from its mass digitisation projects.

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Goportis to hold summit on digital preservation in October
- 07 Jun 2011

Goportis - Leibniz Library Network for Research Information is organising the Digital Preservation Summit from October 19-20, 2011, in Hamburg. An international group of practitioners of digital preservation will be coming together to discuss concrete solutions for their daily work and share their knowledge and experiences in the field of digital preservation.

The first day of the conference is dedicated to the institutional and technical preparations for digital preservation. As a prelude to the conference presentations, Dr. Adam Farquar will give an overview on the necessary preparations and the often underestimated challenges regarding the digital preservation of objects. Dr. Farquar is the Head of Digital Library Technology at the British Library and founder of the Open Planets Foundation. His address will be followed by a presentation and discussion on a variety of examples from practice concerning choice and risk assessment of digital stocks.

The different expert presentations will be followed by a workshop session. Here the conference participants can ask questions concerning their research areas and find joint solutions.

The following day will be devoted to the Ingest process using examples from different digital collections. Prof. Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, will give an introduction to the topic. The following presentations will be on tools and the implementation of Ingest workflows for different types of material. The day will also focus on practical relevance and exchange of experiences.

The Digital Preservation Summit 2011 will conclude with a panel discussion with Twitterwall on the topic of organisation and infrastructure for digital preservation.

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Boston University Libraries join HathiTrust
- 06 Jun 2011

Boston University Libraries has become the latest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. The Libraries plan to contribute public domain volumes digitised through in-house projects and partnerships with the Internet Archive through the Boston Library Consortium.

As a trusted repository, HathiTrust guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, providing the expert curation and consistent access long associated with research libraries. Additionally, as a service for partners and a public good, HathiTrust also offers persistent access to the digital collections. This includes viewing, downloading, and searching access to public domain volumes, and searching access to in copyright volumes. Specialised features are also available which facilitate access by persons with print disabilities, and allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into 'collections' that can be searched and browsed.

Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than fifty partners. In addition to providing access and preservation to a rapidly growing digital corpus, member libraries are engaged in projects to enhance access and usability. The University of Michigan has launched a project to identify 'orphan works' among the millions of volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library. This is a step toward developing broader access to these copyrighted volumes whose copyright owners cannot be identified or found. Other projects include text-mining and enhanced metadata management.

Boston University Libraries will rely on HathiTrust as a key component of the Libraries' digital preservation efforts. This collaboration will enable the Libraries to both expand its digital collections and to assure durable access to its own digital assets.

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Geological Society of America and CLOCKSS announce archiving deal
- 03 Jun 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive has partnered with the Geological Society of America (GSA) to preserve their e-journals and e-books in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, GSA seeks to ensure the preservation and future availability of their e-journals and e-books. 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.

Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. The Society's growing membership unites thousands of earth scientists across the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet and share scientific findings.

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BQFJ's QScience.com to preserve journals with CLOCKSS Archive
- 02 Jun 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced that Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) is preserving their journals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries across the world.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, BQFJ seeks to ensure that its open access articles remain open access forever. If required, CLOCKSS will make this content available, under a Creative Commons license, at no cost to all scholars around the world.

BQFJ is the publisher of online journals at their recently launched site QScience.com, an innovative and collaborative peer-reviewed online publishing platform. It offers a fast and transparent scholarly publishing process that is centered on the author, bringing their research to a global audience. QScience.com is the online home for a growing range of peer-reviewed open-access journals. It also provides a central resource for databases and repositories.

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Scientific American archive collection from 1910-1947 now available on nature.com
- 09 May 2011

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, is offering institutional customers the latest Scientific American archive collection for the years January 1910 - December 1947 on nature.com at www.nature.com/scientificamerican/archive.

The collection brings together 38 years of historic advancements in science, technology and medicine. With this new archive installment, online users can now access every issue of Scientific American back to January 1910-over 100 years of content. The 1910-1947 collection contains more than 38,300 articles and highlights significant discoveries and developments including the inventions of a blood pressure meter and fluorescent lamps.

Site license access to Scientific American's online archive can be purchased as three collections: Scientific American archive: 1910- 1947 (about 38,300 articles), Scientific American archive 1948-1992 (about 15,800 articles) and Scientific American archive: 1993-2005 (about 4,680 articles). Collections contain content from Scientific American, Scientific American Mind beginning with its premier issue in January 2004, and all Special Issues. The articles are available as PDFs.

The Scientific American archive claims to be an integrated part of the nature.com platform. All users can browse the online archive via www.nature.com/scientificamerican/archive/index.html. The archive is searchable by keyword, author, article title or DOI for refined results. Alternatively, users can also browse by year and issue.

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Portico provides access to Journal of Pharmacy Teaching content
- 04 May 2011

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that participants in the Portico E-Journal Preservation Service will now have access to 14 volumes of Journal of Pharmacy Teaching. The title was formerly published by Informa Healthcare and ceased publication in 2008.

Journal of Pharmacy Teaching is no longer available through any online platform. The content of this journal is now available to Portico participants via the Portico archive. Participating institutions have access to Journal of Pharmacy Teaching through Portico regardless of whether they have previously subscribed to this journal.

Portico is a digital preservation service provided by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. Created in 2002, Portico was founded to build a sustainable digital archive to serve the academic community and to enable publishers and libraries to feel secure and to realise tangible benefits as they transitioned to greater reliance on digital content.

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Archives New Zealand opts for Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system
- 03 May 2011

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that Archives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga) has selected the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation solution to preserve, manage and provide access to the diverse, rapidly growing digital collections stored by Archives New Zealand.

The Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access, in perpetuity, to institutional documents, digital images, research output in digital formats, Web sites, and other digitised and digitally born materials.

Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and dissemination of digital objects from many sources and formats while keeping this information secure and accommodating multiple digital preservation policies and strategies. Rosetta also makes the stored items available to researchers who use discovery and delivery tools such as Ex Libris Primo.

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ARL releases archive of webcast on digital curation for preservation by libraries
- 19 Apr 2011

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), US, has released an archive of the webcast to complement the recently released report in the New Roles for New Times series, "Digital Curation for Preservation." The webcast, “New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation", featured a reactor panel that explored and expanded on key findings and recommendations in the report.

Authored by Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, the report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors describe emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlight collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programmes and projects. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered. This is the first report in the New Roles for New Times series.

ARL is a nonprofit organization of 126 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve.

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ALCTS to host webinar on digital preservation models at cultural heritage bodies
- 15 Apr 2011

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is hosting a webinar titled 'Protecting Future Access Now: Models for Preserving Digitized Books and Other Content at Cultural Heritage Organizations.' The webinar will be held on April 27, 2011, at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.

Over the past decade, the number of digitisation projects initiated by cultural heritage organisations is seen to have risen dramatically. As these organisations take advantage of digital technologies to make their content broadly available, their need to understand the different ways to protect and preserve this digital content becomes increasingly important.

Working together, Portico and Cornell University Library engaged in a study funded by the NEH-IMLS Digital partnership to help the community understand the preservation needs of e-books and other digital objects. The webinar will explore these findings as well as models for digital preservation that are available to cultural heritage organisations.

The webinar, sponsored by ITHAKA, will be presented by Amy J. Kirchhoff, Archive Product Manager, Portico.

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Gale to preserve three more collections to the Portico archive
- 24 Mar 2011

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed ingest of 10 Gale Digital Collections - including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century Collections Online - and represents over 80 million files (75 million pages of content), which doubled the size of the Portico archive in just one year.

The three additional Gale collections being committed to the Portico archive comprise over one million files, and include Dictionary of Literary Biography, Something About the Author Online and Literature Criticism Online. With the addition of these collections, the total number of files being preserved from Gale in the Portico archive will reach over 82 million, representing an achievement of scale for Portico.

In accordance with Portico's D-Collections Service model, Portico will make the content available to Gale's customers under specifically defined circumstances called trigger events. Should the content no longer be made available through the Gale system, Portico would make the content preserved in the archive available to Gale's customers. There is no charge from Gale to its customers for this service.

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American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics joins CLOCKSS
- 01 Mar 2011

CLOCKSS, a not for profit joint venture between the world's leading scholarly publishers and research libraries, has announced a partnership with the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Under the deal, ASPET will preserve their journals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) aims to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, ASPET has committed to CLOCKSS for preservation of its society's journals. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a 'trigger event' and ensures that an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

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Oxford University Press and Portico in deal to preserve e-books
- 24 Feb 2011

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP). Under the deal Portico will preserve the publisher's entire collection of e-books from its Oxford Scholarship Online resource and Handbooks Online resource.

Oxford Scholarship Online is OUP's cross-searchable digital library of over 4,400 full-text books in academic disciplines such as history, classical studies, religion, political science, business, literature, and mathematics. Oxford Handbooks Online is an online resource of the prestigious Oxford handbooks series, available as a collection of four subject modules.

With this new agreement, OUP seeks to expand its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher's commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals in the Portico archive. As part of the agreement, OUP will make an annual contribution to Portico to support its e-book preservation service.

Since 2005, the number of titles and types of content preserved in Portico has grown significantly. To date, over 12,000 e-journals, 70,000 e-books, and 39 digitised historical collections have been entrusted to the Portico archive.

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EACTS and Portico sign agreement to preserve multimedia e-journal
- 26 Jan 2011

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). Under the deal, Portico will preserve the latter’s e-journal Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

The Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery is an online manual of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical procedures. Authored by experts in the field, it includes how-to descriptions along with informative videos and drawings. Through this agreement with Portico, EACTS ensures that this title will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

As part of the agreement, EACTS will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the title committed to the archive.

Portico preserves a range of content formats, including multimedia. There are at present more than 600 audio files, 22,000 video files, and 250,000 application-specific files in the archive. With the inclusion of this e-journal, over 12,000 e-journals, almost 66,000 e-books, and 39 d-collections from 121 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, over 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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CLOCKSS names new executive director
- 25 Jan 2011

The CLOCKSS Archive has announced the appointment of Randy S. Kiefer as the new Executive Director.

Kiefer is the Principal Consultant in the Kiefer Strategy Group, LLC, which handles business development efforts for publishers like INFORMS, the American Accounting Association, the Military Operations Research Society, and others. From 1999 to May of 2010, Randy served in various roles at INFORMS. For his last three years, he was the Director of Subscription, Membership, and Technical Services at INFORMS, and his primary activity was developing the global library market for INFORMS' twelve journals.

Kiefer is a board member of COIN-OR, an organisation dedicated to open-source software for the operations research community. He has been active in software development since 1985.

CLOCKSS is a global nonprofit, community-governed archive that preserves digital scholarly materials for the very long term through a geo-physical and geo-political distributed network of archive nodes.

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HathiTrust and OCLC develop WorldCat Local prototype for HathiTrust Digital Library
- 19 Jan 2011

Global library cooperative OCLC, US, and the HathiTrust have developed a unique WorldCat Local user interface for discovery of items accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library. HathiTrust is a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

The WorldCat Local prototype (http://hathitrust.worldcat.org) for the HathiTrust Digital Library was designed and implemented by both organisations in close cooperation as a means to further develop a shared digital library infrastructure. The WorldCat Local interface for the HathiTrust Digital Library is based on the WorldCat database, and will run along with the current HathiTrust catalogue during the prototype testing period.

As a digital repository for the nation's great research libraries, the HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the massive digitised collections of partner institutions. It offers libraries a means to archive and provide access to their digital content, whether scanned volumes, special collections, or born-digital materials. The representation of these resources in digital form offers expanded opportunities for innovative use in research, teaching and learning.

OCLC and HathiTrust have been working together to increase online visibility and accessibility of the digital collections by creating WorldCat records describing the content and linking to the collections via WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local. The creation of the unique public interface through WorldCat Local is seen to be the next step to offer enhanced access to this vital collection.

HathiTrust Digital Library records are discoverable through the separate WorldCat Local interface, as well as through WorldCat.org.

OCLC and HathiTrust are seeking feedback from users of the new HathiTrust public interface through WorldCat Local. Feedback from the user community and usability assessments will inform future development of the HathiTrust Digital Library catalogue.

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NDIIPP partner digital collections now viewable on website
- 14 Dec 2010

The Library of Congress's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) has introduced a new section in its website to provide a high level view of the collections that partners are preserving worldwide. Users of 'Explore Partner Collections' will now see a map plotting the origins of born digital content held by NDIIPP partners around the world.

This section (viewed best in the Firefox browser) lets users dynamically explore collections by subject, content type and availability. Users have a variety of ways to have search results presented, and can get information about any individual collection, as well as the organisation responsible for it. In many cases, there is a direct link to the content itself.

The ability to connect directly from one portal to content at partner institutions is made possible by Recollection. This is a free open source software tool, now in beta testing, developed to help digital collections stewards create dynamic interfaces.

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Binghamton University Libraries selects suite of Ex Libris products
- 08 Dec 2010

Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that Binghamton University Libraries have selected the Rosetta digital preservation system to preserve and provide access to the Libraries' diverse and rapidly growing digital collections. The Libraries also chose the Primo discovery and delivery solution, the Primo Central Index of scholarly content, and the bX scholarly article recommender, which will together provide a comprehensive search solution for the Libraries' local collections and commercially licensed databases. All the discovery systems will be managed in the Ex Libris TotalCare cloud environment.

The Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access, for perpetuity, to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitised materials. Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and dissemination of digital objects from many sources and formats while keeping this information secure and accommodating multiple digital preservation policies and strategies.

The selection of Primo and the Primo Central Index was prompted by the realisation that students and faculty increasingly expect to find and obtain all the information they need via a single interface that offers a range of options to enrich the discovery experience.

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Johns Hopkins University Libraries join HathiTrust to expand access
- 30 Nov 2010

The Johns Hopkins University Libraries have become the latest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form.

Johns Hopkins' initial role as part of HathiTrust will center on the development of infrastructure, such as storage systems, and services that will allow for seamless integration with the university's library catalogue.

Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership that currently comprises more than two dozen partners. Over the last two years, the partners have contributed more than 7 million volumes to the digital library, digitised from their library collections through various means, including Google and Internet Archive digitisation and in-house initiatives. More than 1.6 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web.

HathiTrust serves a dual role. As a trusted repository, it guarantees the long-term preservation of the materials it holds, providing the expert curation and consistent access long associated with research libraries. As a service for partners, HathiTrust offers persistent access to the digital collections. This includes viewing, downloading and searching access to public domain volumes, and searching access to in-copyright volumes. Also, specialised features are available to facilitate access by people with print disabilities and to allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into 'collections' that can be searched and browsed.

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Baylor University Libraries join HathiTrust Digital Library consortium
- 17 Nov 2010

The Baylor University Libraries have joined the Library of Congress and a group of more than 50 leading research universities in a partnership with HathiTrust, a collaborative digital archive initiative that will enhance research resources available to the Baylor community.

HathiTrust was established in 2008 when the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the libraries of the University of California system and the University of Virginia established a repository to archive and share digital collections. The HathiTrust Digital Library already includes more than 7.2 million volumes digitised by Google, Microsoft, partner libraries and other organisations. The collection will continue to expand as member institutions add their digital collections to the repository.

HathiTrust seeks to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. By virtue of the Baylor University Libraries entering into this international collaborative digitisation effort during the first wave of HathiTrust's expansion, they will participate in a 'constitutional convention' in 2011 to define the next phase of governance of this effort and shape future directions for the partnership of HathiTrust members.

The Baylor University Libraries connect people with ideas in support of teaching, learning, scholarship and academic distinction. Its central libraries (Moody Memorial and Jesse H. Jones) and special collections libraries (Armstrong Browning Library, The Texas Collection and W.R. Poage Legislative Library) are home to nearly 2.5 million volumes, more than 60,000 serials, and more than 500,000 e-books, e-journals, digital collections and other online research resources.

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Portico announces separate e-book and e-journal preservation services
- 26 Oct 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it will be offering separate e-book and e-journal preservation services, beginning January 1, 2011. The move is in response to both the library community's evolving preservation needs and the growth in publisher participation.

These distinct services will enable libraries to choose where to invest their preservation resources based on their collections, needs and budgets. Existing Portico participants will be offered the choice of e-journal, e-book, or both services at the renewal of their current agreements.

Portico's new E-Book Preservation Service, which to date covers nearly 66,000 committed titles, mirrors Portico's current model already in place as part of its e-journal preservation service. Access to archived content is provided when specific conditions or 'trigger events' occur which cause titles to no longer be available from the publisher or any other source. Trigger events include cessation of a publisher's operations; discontinuation of a title by the publisher; back list titles no longer offered by a publisher; or catastrophic and sustained failure of a publisher's delivery platform. When e-book titles have 'triggered', they are available to all participants in the Portico E-Book Preservation Service, regardless of whether the participating institution has previously licensed the content. A significant number of the e-book titles committed to the Portico archive are available for post-cancellation access (PCA) if needed.

Portico's E-Book Preservation Service is supported by both libraries and publishers. Participating libraries are asked to make Annual Archive Support payments based on their total library materials expenditures (LME). 2011 fees are now available on the Portico website. An Archive Founder Savings of 25 percent per year will be provided to all libraries that initiate participation in their first year of eligibility for the new e-book preservation service (2011 for new participants, or at renewal for existing participants).

Portico's E-Journal Preservation Service covers almost 12,000 committed titles. Access scenarios for both the E-Journal and E-Book services are the same, and the majority of committed e-journal titles are available for post-cancellation access. To date, 88 percent of participating e-journals have specified Portico as a mechanism for PCA. 2011 fees for the E-Journal Preservation Service are available on the Portico website.

In addition to the creation of a new community-supported e-book preservation service, Portico has adjusted its service model for the preservation of digitized historical collections (d-collections). Portico's D-Collection Preservation Service is now supported solely by the individual publishers that have committed their collections to the archive. Under this new model, trigger event access is limited to a publisher's previous customers of the collections.

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Cornell University Library to deposit 300,000 digital books to HathiTrust
- 21 Oct 2010

Cornell University Library, one of the leading academic research libraries in the US, has become the latest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative.

Cornell's library will deposit 300,000 digital books into HathiTrust by March 2011. In return, HathiTrust will ensure the long-term preservation of the materials. It will also make public-domain materials available and offer enhanced services, such as access for people with print disabilities.

HathiTrust seeks to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. More than two dozen institutions participate in the repository, including Columbia University (Cornell's 2CUL partner), the entire University of California system and the New York Public Library. Founded in 2008, HathiTrust guarantees the long-term preservation of materials it holds and offers consistent access to the digital collections.

More than 1.5 million of HathiTrust's volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web. The growing repository contains nearly 7 million volumes of both copyright and public-domain materials, many of which were digitised through the Google and Internet Archive programmes.

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Scottish Higher Education Digital Library institutions join Portico
- 14 Oct 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, and the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL) has announced that all 19 SHEDL institutions have initiated participation in the Portico digital preservation service. By joining Portico, Scottish libraries and their faculty and students now are assured future access to nearly 12,000 e-journals and 66,000 e-books, if and when needed.

SHEDL was founded in 2008 to support learning and teaching and to stimulate better research in Scotland. Through its own work and its relationship with the UK-wide JISC Collections, member libraries have access to a large and growing collection of digital content, including significant e-journal and e-book holdings. Portico preserves important parts of this collection, including content from all the major academic publishers as well as university presses and learned societies representing over 60 percent of the NESLi2 and NESLi2 SMP publishers.

Portico participation will enable SHEDL institutions to rely on the digital collection in lieu of maintaining local print holdings or investing redundantly in digital preservation efforts.

In addition to the SHEDL group, Portico is supported by nearly 700 libraries and 117 publishers representing 2,000 scholarly societies around the world. In 2010, Portico became the first preservation service to be certified as a trusted digital repository by the Center for Research Libraries, an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries.

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Portico and Berghahn Journals announce preservation deal
- 17 Sep 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with Berghahn Journals to preserve the latter's collection of 29 e-journals. Through this agreement with Portico, Berghahn seeks to ensure that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers and students.

Berghahn Journals is the journals division of Berghahn Books, an independent scholarly publisher in the humanities and social sciences. As part of the agreement, Berghahn will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

With the inclusion of these e-journals, over 11,900 e-journals, 65,900 e-books and 13 d-collections from 117 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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Portico and Taylor & Francis sign agreement to preserve e-books
- 14 Sep 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has entered into a license agreement with Taylor & Francis Group. Under the deal, Portico will preserve the publisher's entire collection of e-books. With this agreement, Taylor & Francis expands its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher’s commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals to the Portico archive.

Taylor & Francis, an Informa business, is an international academic publisher whose book portfolio includes the imprints Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, Garland Science, and Psychology Press.

The addition of Taylor & Francis' titles brings the total number of e-books committed to the Portico archive to about 66,000. Beginning in 2011, Portico will expand the preservation services offered to libraries with the introduction of separate e-book and e-journal services. These distinct services will enable libraries to choose where to invest their preservation resources based on their collections, needs and budgets.

The number of titles and types of content preserved in Portico has grown significantly since 2005. To date, close to 12,000 e-journals, 66,000 e-books, and 13 digitised historical collections have been entrusted to the Portico archive.

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NLM announces release of its prototype History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium
- 06 Sep 2010

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the release of its prototype History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium, a search-and-discovery tool for archival resources in the health sciences that are described by finding aids and held by various institutions throughout the US. A finding aid is a tool created by archivists to give information about the contents of archival collections.

Finding aids provide contextual information about collections oftentimes with detailed inventories to help researchers locate relevant materials. NLM claims to be the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health.

The resource crawls existing Web content managed by several partner institutions, offers keyword search functionality, and provides results organised by holding institution. Links point to the holding institution's websites. Formats indexed consist of HTML, PDF and Encoded Archival Description XML. The project does not include content held in bibliographic utilities or other database-type information. Crawls are conducted monthly to ensure information is current and to capture new content as it is released.

Current Consortium partners are: NLM History of Medicine Division, Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program; Columbia University Health Center Library Archives and Special Collections; Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; University of California-San Francisco Library Archives and Special Collections; University of Virginia Health Sciences Library Historical Collections; and Virginia Commonwealth University Tompkins-McCaw Library Special Collections and Archives.

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PubMed and PubMed Central announce new milestones
- 06 Sep 2010

PubMed, a service of the US National Library of Medicine, recently attained a major milestone when the 20 millionth citation was added to the database. This occurred on July 27, 2010. The same day, PubMed Central (PMC), the National Institutes of Health's free digital archive for life sciences and biomedical literature, added its 2 millionth full-text article. PubMed Central was developed and is supported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE, NLM's database of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems and preclinical sciences. The service was first released in January 1996 as an experimental database under the Entrez retrieval system, with full access to MEDLINE.

PubMed Central debuted in February 2000, providing free access to two journals. Today, PMC contains more than 650 journals which deposit their complete content, as well as some historic journal collections from the 1800s.

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JSTOR unveils update to interface changes, limiting search to licensed content
- 02 Sep 2010

JSTOR, the preservation archive and research platform arm of the not-for-profit ITHAKA, recently released a new interface. One feature of the new interface - the ability for any user to submit a search against all JSTOR content - has reportedly drawn strong reactions from many in the library community. The key concern expressed was that JSTOR users at participating institutions with a subset of JSTOR collections could get search results pointing to content they could not access; and that JSTOR had not yet enabled OpenURL for all articles, making it difficult for libraries to use link resolvers to re-direct users to other copies of the articles that might be available to them.

In response, JSTOR will issue an update to the interface changes released in August. Beginning September 2, the default option for authenticated users on all search forms will be to search licensed content only. Authenticated users include users on campus or users logged in via a remote access option. The reason for taking this step is to reduce any potential frustration for authenticated users until JSTOR extends support for OpenURL linking throughout the platform. At that point, librarians will be able to direct their users to alternative options for accessing content not licensed through JSTOR.

For authorised users at participating institutions, the checkbox for 'Include only content I can access' on the Advanced Search form will be selected by default. Individual users will be able to deselect the checkbox if they wish to search across all content. Other JSTOR search forms - the new basic search box on each page, the Citation Locator, and search within a journal - will also default to searching only licensed content. After receiving search results for any search, any user may still elect to view all results for all content including unlicensed content.

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European consortium to tackle digital preservation challenge launched
- 10 Aug 2010

A new not-for-profit international consortium known as the Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has been formed to tackle the digital preservation challenge in Europe. Covering everything from medical records to family photos, current estimates suggest that there already exists over 100 GB of data for every individual person on the planet. With data creation set to double every 18 months, failure to adequately address the challenge of preserving this material is therefore seen to represent a major financial, intellectual and cultural risk. With the existing four-year European Commission Planets project achieving completion, OPF has been given the go-ahead to build on existing efforts and continue to tackle the constantly evolving long term digital preservation challenge.

Between 2006 and 2010 the Planets project is claimed to have delivered a number of practical digital preservations tools to assist organisations with assessing their preservation needs and provide the necessary technical solutions - www.planetsproject.eu. Hosted by the British Library, the OPF aims to expand on this work and develop the international digital preservation community further. It seeks to encourage the sharing of knowledge and best practice, and push forward on a variety of preservation R&D initiatives.

Founded by the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Austrian National Library, the British Library, the Royal and State and University Libraries of Denmark, the National Archives and Library of the Netherlands, Stanford University, Goportis and Microsoft, the OPF currently represents 12 libraries, archives, universities and commercial organisations. Aiming to eventually bring together hundreds of content holders and preservation solution providers, the OPF will not simply provide its member with access to the Planets tools but also offer guidance from leading experts on creating preservation policy, as well as technical support and training, in the interests of international digital preservation.

The OPF has been established to provide practical solutions and expertise in digital preservation, building on the €15 million investment made by the EU and Planets consortium. Its members include major research and national libraries, national archives, leading technology companies and research institutions. Members of OPF have privileged access to the technology, approaches, tools and services established by the Planets project which recognises and addresses threats to their valuable digital content.

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Library of Congress forms National Digital Stewardship Alliance
- 04 Aug 2010

The Library of Congress has announced the formation of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), a partnership of institutions and organisations dedicated to preserving and providing access to selected databases, web pages, video, audio and other digital content with enduring value.

The alliance is a result of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), which the Library has administered since 2000. In establishing the programme, Congress directed the Library to work with other federal agencies and a variety of additional communities to develop a national approach to digital preservation. NDIIPP has reportedly achieved substantial success though partnering with more than 170 institutions to provide access to a diverse national collection of digital content.

The NDSA will build on this accomplishment by focusing on several goals. It will develop improved preservation standards and practices; work with experts to identify categories of digital information that are most worthy of preservation; and take steps to incorporate content into a national collection. It will provide national leadership for digital-preservation education and training. The new organisation will also provide communication and outreach for all aspects of digital preservation.

The NDSA will launch with a core set of founding members drawn from current NDIIPP project partners. Those members will develop a roadmap for immediate action, including a process for expanding membership.

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Portico and Philosophy Documentation Center announce preservation deal
- 27 Jul 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced a preservation agreement with the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC), a non-profit aggregator and distributor of scholarly resources in applied ethics, philosophy, classics, and related disciplines. PDC's initial commitment will be to deposit 50 e-journals to the archive.

Through this agreement with Portico, PDC seeks to ensure that these e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. As part of the agreement, PDC will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

With the inclusion of these 50 e-journals, over 11,900 e-journals, 43,000 e-books and 10 d-collections from 115 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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Beech Tree Publishing to preserve e-journals in Portico
- 21 Jul 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced a preservation agreement with Beech Tree Publishing. Under the deal, Portico will preserve the latter's collection of three e-journals.

Beech Tree is an independent UK-based company that publishes the peer-reviewed academic journals Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Research Evaluation and Science and Public Policy. Through this agreement with Portico, the publisher seeks to ensure that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. As part of the agreement, Beech Tree will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

With the inclusion of these three e-journals, over 11,700 e-journals, 43,000 e-books and 10 d-collections from 111 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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Maney Publishing and Portico announce preservation deal
- 13 Jul 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced a preservation agreement with academic publisher Maney Publishing. Under the deal, Portico will preserve the latter's entire collection of 111 e-journals.

Through this agreement with Portico, Maney seeks to ensure that its collection of e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. As part of the agreement, Maney will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

With the inclusion of these 111 e-journals, over 11,000 e-journals, 43,000 e-books and 10 d-collections from 111 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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Maney Publishing partners with digital preservation services to secure e-journal content
- 06 Jul 2010

Academic Publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has joined the CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and Portico digital preservation services to guarantee the long-term security of its e-journal content.

Maney currently has more than 100 e-journals in materials science and engineering, health sciences and humanities. The partnerships seek to enhance the service Maney offers to libraries, working to ensure that perpetual access is maintained for all journal subscribers.

CLOCKSS will preserve Maney journals in its geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 11 major research libraries around the world. With LOCKSS Maney joins about 400 leading scholarly publishers that have granted permission for their content to be preserved and for the provision of post-cancellation access by LOCKSS Alliance participants.

Maney is one of 111 publishers, representing more than 2,000 societies and associations, which work with Portico. Portico currently has 11,330 e-journal titles and 43,253 e-book titles committed to the archive, and 657 participating libraries around the world.

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Portico and Wiley announce archive license agreement
- 28 Jun 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that publisher John Wiley & Sons has entered into an archive license agreement to preserve its collection of more than 8,000 online scholarly monographs. This agreement expands the global publisher's relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with Wiley's commitment to deposit their entire list of e-journals to the Portico archive.

Wiley joins De Gruyter, Duke University Press, Elsevier, Palgrave Macmillan, SPIE and Springer in participating in Portico's e-book preservation service, which was introduced to scholarly publishers in mid-2008. The addition of Wiley's 8,000 titles brings the total number of e-books committed to the Portico archive to more than 43,000.

Beginning in 2011, Portico will disaggregate its services into separate e-book and e-journal services for the library community in response to both the growth of the Portico archive, and to the community's evolving preservation needs. The separate services will enable libraries to choose where to invest their preservation resources based on their collections, needs and budgets. Portico's new e-book service for libraries will be similar to the existing e-journal service in that library access is governed by trigger events and post-cancellation access when appropriate.

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Portico and John Benjamins Publishing Company in deal to preserve e-journals
- 21 Jun 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with academic publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company to preserve the latter's entire collection of 47 e-journals. With the inclusion of these 47 e-journals, over 11,000 e-journals, 33,000 e-books and 10 d-collections from 110 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive.

John Benjamins Publishing Company publishes books and journals in the social sciences and humanities. Through this agreement with Portico, the publisher seeks to ensure that its collection of e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

As part of the agreement, John Benjamins will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

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Researchers to gain free access to journals published in Africa
- 21 Jun 2010

A full-text, digital archive of journal articles published in Africa is now available at www.ajarchive.org. The African Journal Archive is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by South Africa-based Sabinet. It will make African research and cultural heritage published in Africa available free of charge to Africa-based and international researchers.

The Archive is a searchable, web-based collection of journal articles digitised back to the earliest issue, when available. The website currently comprises 150,000 pages of journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums and professional research organisations in Africa.

Journals available through the Archive are digitised at no charge to the publisher. Participating publishers also receive a preservation copy of their archived journal volumes.

Over the next three years, Sabinet aims to digitise, index and provide access to over 200 journals consisting of a total of 90,000 indexed articles in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The Archive will emphasise collections in the fields of agriculture, botany, zoology, history, law, education, politics, medicine, geology and interdisciplinary works will be developed. Published material will be acquired from the journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums and professional research organisations throughout Africa. Coverage will be retrospective to at least ten years but, back to the earliest issue if possible.

Carnegie Corporation's grant to Sabinet builds on the foundation's decade-long institutional support for universities and libraries. Through this and other investments, Carnegie Corporation is cultivating individual skills in the sciences and humanities, including a regional initiative to help increase the number of well-trained university faculty capable of teaching the next generation of African scientists and engineers.

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Portico Archive reaches new milestone in digital preservation
- 16 Jun 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that 110 publishers, representing over 2,000 professional and scholarly societies, are now participating in the Portico archive. Furthermore, nearly 15 million articles are now safely preserved in the Portico archive.

The 110 publishers who have entrusted their content to the Portico archive and signed formal agreements with Portico represent e-books, e-journals, and d-collections. Additionally, all publishers participating in JSTOR's Current Scholarship Program will now have their current content preserved in Portico.

Portico preserves e-journals, e-books, and other electronic scholarly content to ensure researchers and students will have access to it in the future. Since 2005, the number of titles and types of content preserved in Portico has grown significantly. To date, over 11,000 e-journals and 33,000 e-books have been entrusted to the Portico archive.

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GPO joins digital preservation alliance - LOCKSS
- 15 Jun 2010

The US Government Printing Office (GPO) has joined a worldwide digital preservation alliance, Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS). With this move, GPO seeks to collaborate with federal depository libraries and other organisations on preservation initiatives.

Since its founding in 1861, GPO has been promoting the preservation of government information through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). In 2009, the agency launched GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys), a content management system, preservation repository, and advanced search engine that provides the public with permanent public access to federal government information. GPO's participation in LOCKSS is expected to support development efforts by libraries that utilise LOCKSS.

Based at Stanford University Libraries, LOCKSS is an international community initiative that provides libraries with digital preservation tools and support so that they can easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copies of authorised e-content. According to Michael Keller, Stanford University Librarian, Director of HighWire Press, and Director of the Stanford University Press, protecting federal documents through LOCKSS strengthens both scholarship and an informed electorate indefinitely.

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Expert panel examines role of libraries in preserving and disseminating research data
- 09 Jun 2010

A panel of experts at the US' National Academies of Science recently discussed the role of libraries in the curation and preservation of, and access to, research data. The talks were held under the auspices of the National Research Council's Board on Research Data and Information. The Board held its first meeting last year to carry out its mission 'to improve the management, policy, and use of digital data and information for science and the broader society'. It is sponsored by the Library of Congress along with the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Defense Technical Information Center.

At the meeting on June 3-4, 2010, members and guests examined issues relating to those subjects. The Board heard presentations from leaders of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the American Society for Information Science and Technology as well as the Coalition for Networked Information. Presenters noted progress toward public access for publicly-funded research. As the volume and complexity of research data grows, it is clear that libraries and librarians will continue to play a role in managing this information, the panel observed.

The Board meeting also included a symposium on the 'Changing Role of Libraries in Support of Research Data Activities'. Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian of Congress, discussed LOC's efforts on data preservation and access. Betsy Humphreys, Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine, reviewed NLM's work on curating and providing access to health data. Joyce Ray, Associate Deputy Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, talked about IMLS' funding programmes to support digital research content in libraries. Karla Strieb, Assistant Executive Director of ARL, discussed the experiences and current situation of ARL member libraries. Michael Goodchild, Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, talked about the evolution of map libraries and geospatial data. Christine Borgman, Professor of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, discussed training data librarians.

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Thomas Telford signs preservation deal with Portico
- 03 Jun 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced a preservation agreement with Thomas Telford, the UK-based knowledge business of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Thomas Telford's initial commitment will be to deposit to the archive the 35 e-journals and proceedings series published on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Through this agreement with Portico, Thomas Telford seeks to ensure that these e-journals and proceedings will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. As part of the agreement, Thomas Telford will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

With the inclusion of these 35 e-journals, over 11,000 e-journals and 34,000 e-books from 98 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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JISC-funded report stresses need for clear digital preservation policy
- 03 Jun 2010

The digital universe grew by 62 percent in 2009, but those adding to these resources need to think long term if they want to make best use of their public funding, says a new report funded by the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Clearly stated preservation policies are essential in guaranteeing that researchers in the future will be able to access and use a digital resource, adds the report by the Digital Preservation Coalition.

The policy should include what content is being preserved and for whom, the objective of the preservation, who is responsible, sources of financial support and how the success of preservation will be measured. But the responsibility needs to be shared between funders, who must articulate the need for data curation, and universities, who need to implement a preservation policy for each digital collection.

The advice comes as the government announces a new 'right to data' so that government-held data sets can be requested and used by the public, and then published on a regular basis.

JISC has invested more than £20 million over the past five years so that students and researchers can have instant and flexible access to a range of the UK's most important archival collections.

The new JISC funded report contain recommendations for institutions, funders and those assessing funding projects and programmes. The analysts anticipate that the template they used to survey the projects could also form a useful blueprint for research in the future.

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Library of Congress and Columbia University partner to develop geospatial data preservation clearinghouse
- 31 May 2010

The Library of Congress and Columbia University have announced an agreement to create a web-based clearinghouse of information about best practices for preserving significant geospatial data. The Library of Congress's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) will fund development of the clearinghouse at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia's Earth Institute. CIESIN will launch a beta version of the clearinghouse later this year.

The clearinghouse is a direct outcome of a meeting held at the Library with representatives of the geospatial stewardship community in November 2009. At the meeting, experts discussed ways to frame a national preservation and access strategy for geospatial data that is at high risk of loss. Discussions centered on ideas for practical steps that could be undertaken quickly and would have broad impact on capabilities for long-term data management.

A recurrent topic was the limited ability to learn about data-stewardship advances, including new tools, methods and services that have potential for broad adoption. Participants were in agreement that leveraging best practices was essential to cope with explosive data growth in a cost-effective manner. There was also consensus that a web-based information service would be the best way to address the need.

NDIIPP is pursuing a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content, especially information that is created in digital form only, for current and future generations.

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The Goportis Consortium selects Ex Libris' Rosetta digital preservation solution
- 27 May 2010

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Germany, has announced that the Goportis consortium has selected the Rosetta digital preservation solution to provide sustainable access to digital resources for future generations. With the Rosetta infrastructure and technology, Goportis will preserve the collections under its members' guardianship and facilitate access to these collections.

Goportis provides a comprehensive portal to a vast wealth of resources housed in the three member libraries of the Leibniz Library Network for Research Information. As central libraries, the Goportis members have a mandate to index, store, and provide access to all the resources in their collections in perpetuity. An increasing proportion of these libraries' collections consist of digitised and digitally born materials, including both textual and audio-visual content.

The Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve and provide access to documents for perpetuity - institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitised materials. Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation and dissemination of digital objects from many sources and formats and keeps this information secure while allowing institutions to implement multiple digital preservation policies and strategies.

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Portico and Casalini Libri announce preserve deal
- 26 May 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced a preservation agreement with Casalini Libri, the Fiesole-based aggregator and distributor of Italian, French, and Spanish books and periodicals to academic institutions and national, university and public libraries throughout the world.

Casalini Libri's initial commitment will be to deposit in the archive the 115 e-journals published by Fabrizio Serra Editore, an authoritative international academic and scholarly press with broad coverage in the social sciences and humanities. Through this agreement with Portico, Casalini Libri seeks to ensure that these e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. As part of the agreement, Casalini Libri will make an annual contribution to Portico and has also named Portico as a mechanism to provide post-cancellation access to the titles committed to the archive.

With the inclusion of these e-journals, over 11,000 e-journals and 34,000 e-books from 98 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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Thieme Publishing Group joins CLOCKSS
- 19 May 2010

STM publisher Thieme Publishing Group, Germany, has joined CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), a community-governed archive cooperative.

CLOCKSS is a not-for-profit joint venture between leading scholarly publishers and research libraries. These organisations are working together to guarantee the permanent survival of academic digital content beyond the twenty-first century. Additional participants in this international project include Stanford University, the Royal Society, Elsevier and the University of Hong Kong.

The CLOCKSS archive is distributed across a global and geopolitically diverse network of archive nodes, and governed by all its participants. As part of joining CLOCKSS, publishers agree to release their archived content to the world for free if a time comes when it is no longer available from any publisher (‘trigger event’). In the case that any content from Thieme becomes triggered, CLOCKSS will release it to the world under a creative commons license to ensure it remains available forever.

By archiving with CLOCKSS, Thieme Publishing Group seeks to ensure that content from Thieme eJournals will always be available, when needed, to all scholars around the world.

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Portico to preserve Begell House's entire collection of e-journals
- 18 May 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with Begell House to preserve the latter’s entire collection of 38 e-journals. Begell House is a publisher of books and journals in both print and electronic form. These publications provide the latest research in the areas of science, medicine, and technology.

Through this agreement with Portico, Begell House seeks to ensure that its collection of e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. The publisher will make an annual contribution to help support the work of the archive and has also named Portico as a mechanism to fill post-cancellation access claims.

With the inclusion of Begell House’s e-journals, over 10,800 e-journals and 34,000 e-books from 94 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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Scientific American's archive to 1948 now available online
- 06 May 2010

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group, UK, has announced Scientific American's online archive for institutional customers on nature.com at www.nature.com/scientificamerican/archive. The Scientific American online archive contains the complete collection of Scientific American from May 1948 to December 2005.

Containing over 650 issues and more than 20,000 articles, the Scientific American online archive offers readers an insight into social and scientific trends throughout this period. Online users can search through every issue of Scientific American back to May 1948. Scientific American's online archive reveals a wealth of treasure from the magazine's history.

Site license access to Scientific American's online archive can be purchased as two collections - Scientific American archive: 1948-1992 (528 issues and approximately 15,640 articles) and Scientific American archive: 1993-2005 (156 issues and approximately 4,680 articles). Collections contain content from Scientific American, Scientific American Mind beginning with its premier issue in January 2004, and all Special Issues. The articles are available as PDFs. The introduction of the archive follows the 2009 launch of Scientific American site license access on nature.com. The Scientific American archive is an integrated part of the nature.com platform.

All users can browse the online archive via www.nature.com/scientificamerican/archive/index.html. The archive is searchable by keyword, author, article title or DOI for refined results. Alternatively, users can also browse by year and issue.

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Symposium examines economic issues in preserving digital data
- 05 Apr 2010

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access recently hosted a one day symposium called ‘A National Conversation on the Economic Sustainability of Digital Information.’ Convening a diverse group of speakers from the academic, private and public sectors, the event discussed a key issue of the Information Age - identifying practical solutions to the economic challenges of preserving today's deluge of digital data.

Speakers at the symposium called for libraries to play a considerable role in digital preservation. Task Force Co-Chair Brian Lavoie, research scientist, OCLC, provided an overview of the Blue Ribbon Task Force's Final Report on economically sustainable digital preservation practices, which was issued in late February. The report includes descriptions of the challenges in preserving scholarly discourse and the importance of stewardship organisations like libraries, archives and museums, in rallying stakeholders.

Speakers included representatives from the Executive Office of the President, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Smithsonian Museum, Nature Magazine, Google, and other organisations for whom digital information is fundamental for success.

According to one library leader, the task force's recommendations regarding the role of libraries in preserving scholarly discourse were too timid. The leader argued that, among other things, scholars should be required - not just encouraged - to grant preservation organisations like libraries non-exclusive rights to preserve their work. Leading off the discussion on scholarly discourse, Task Force Member Lee Dirks of Microsoft summarised five recommendations. According to Dirks, libraries, scholars and professional societies should develop selection criteria for emerging genres in scholarly discourse, and prototype preservation and access strategies. Publishers should partner with third-party archives or libraries to ensure long-term preservation.

Further, he said that libraries should create a mechanism to clarify their responsibilities to preserve monographs and emerging scholarly discourse, and sort out governance issues. Additionally, scholars should consider granting nonexclusive rights to publish and preserve; and all open-access strategies that assume the persistence of information over time must consider provisions for the funding of preservation.

Timo Hannay, director of web publishing at Nature Publishing Group, said that research organisations and national libraries are needed for preservation on a global scale. However, he recommended building in redundancy, a system where lots of different parties preserve for lots of different purposes. Hannay noted that preservation initiatives may rely on commercial players, in which the organisations that take responsibility aren’t the ones that create the infrastructure. According to him, research papers are increasingly using video and beginning to use interactive figures. This could pose more challenges for preservation, he noted.

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Society for Imaging Science and Technology signs preservation deal with Portico
- 24 Mar 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) to preserve the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology.

Founded in 1947, IS&T is an international non-profit organisation that hosts conferences, develops educational programmes, maintains a website, and publishes journals, conference proceedings, a newsletter, and books to keep its members and others apprised of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging. As part of the agreement, IS&T will make an annual financial contribution to Portico to support its preservation activities.

More than 10,800 e-journals and 34,000 e-books from 94 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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Portico to preserve Royal Society’ entire collection of e-journals
- 10 Mar 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the Royal Society. Under the deal, Portico will preserve the Society’s entire collection of seven e-journals.

Through this agreement with Portico, the Royal Society seeks to further its preservation strategy, which includes participation in JSTOR since 1999 on behalf of six journals, and ensures that these e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is one of the world’s oldest scientific academies in continuous existence. The Society publishes journals covering the broad spectrum of the life sciences, physical sciences and cross-disciplinary sciences.

With the inclusion of the Society’s e-journals, over 10,800 e-journals and 34,000 e-books from 94 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Further, nearly 15 million articles are currently preserved in Portico.

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US task force releases report on sustainable preservation of digital knowledge base
- 09 Mar 2010

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access has published a new report titled ‘Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Information’. The report says that a key societal challenge of the Information Age is to ensure that valued digital information will be accessible not just today, but in the future. This requires solutions that are at least as much economic and social as technical, the report points out.

The study is the result of a two-year effort focusing on the critical economic challenges of preserving an ever-increasing amount of information in a world gone digital. The full report is available online at http://brtf.sdsc.edu/biblio/BRTF_Final_Report.pdf.

Much has been written on the digital preservation issue as a technical challenge. The Blue Ribbon Task Force report focuses on the economic aspect; i.e. how stewards of valuable, digitally-based information can pay for preservation over the longer term. It provides general principles and actions to support long-term economic sustainability; context-specific recommendations tailored to specific scenarios analysed in the report; and an agenda for priority actions and next steps, organised according to the type of decision maker best suited to carry that action forward. Moreover, the report is intended to serve as a foundation for further study in this area.

In addition to releasing its report, the Task Force earlier this month announced plans for a one-day symposium, to be held on April 1 in Washington D.C. The symposium will include various representatives from the Executive Office of the US President, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Smithsonian Museum, Nature Magazine, Google, and other organisations for whom digital information is fundamental for success.

The Blue Ribbon Task Force report focuses on four distinct scenarios. Each has vast amounts of preservation-worthy digital assets in which there is a public interest in long-term preservation: scholarly discourse, research data, commercially-owned cultural content (such as digital movies and music), and collectively-produced web content (such as blogs).

The report categorises the economics of digital preservation into three ‘necessary conditions’ closely aligned with the needs of stakeholders: recognising the value of data and selecting materials for longer-term preservation; providing incentives for decision makers to preserve data directly or provide preservation services for others; and articulating the roles and responsibilities among those involved in the preservation process. The report further aligns those conditions with the basic economic principle of supply and demand, and warns that without well-articulated demand for access to preserved digital assets, there will be no supply of preservation services.

The Blue Ribbon panel report cites several specific recommendations for decision makers and stakeholders to consider as they seek economically sustainable preservation practices for digital information.

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Portico revamps portal with new design and functionalities
- 01 Mar 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced the launch of the new Portico website (www.portico.org) that seeks to help libraries make smart preservation choices. More than 650 libraries and 90 publishers (representing over 2,000 scholarly associations) around the world are reportedly working together to support the digital preservation of scholarly content through Portico.

The new website includes detailed sort-able lists of participating libraries, publishers and titles (e-journals, e-books, and d-collections), including bibliographic information, archive holdings, and information about the preservation status of titles and their availability for post-cancellation access. The site provides an overview of how digital content is preserved in Portico in a brief form that is easy to understand and supported by visual aids. A guide to help librarians learn about preservation options, compare Portico and other services, and see how Portico meets the kind of criteria that may be useful in making choices about where to invest library preservation dollars is also available. Additionally, the website also features thoughts and case studies from librarians about how Portico is playing a role in their organisations’ long-term digital preservation and collection management strategies.

Portico is a digital preservation service provided by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. Created in 2002, the service was founded to build a sustainable digital archive to serve the academic community and to enable publishers and libraries to feel secure and to realise tangible benefits as they transitioned to greater reliance on digital content.

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Four European funders mandate submission to UK PubMed Central
- 01 Mar 2010

Four European research funders have mandated that life sciences research outputs made possible with their funding be made freely available through open access repository UK PubMed Central (UKPMC). Launched in January 2007, UKPMC is a free-to-access digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences research. As of February 2010, it held over 1.7 million full text articles. The repository aims to become the information resource of choice for the UK biomedical and health research communities and eventually to expand to become the 'Europe PubMed Central'.

The four European research-funding organisations that have agreed to participate in UKPMC are: the Health Research Board Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Telethon Italy and the Austrian Science Fund. The funders will mandate that all biomedical research outputs that arise from their funding are made freely available - within six months of publication - from the UKPMC repository. The development has been welcomed by the Wellcome Trust, one of the principal funders of UKPMC.

As participants in the first phase of UKPMC, the four European funders will be provided with a fully-managed repository service, along with a manuscript submission system to allow their researchers to archive their papers in the repository. Access to the Grant Reporting System is also enabled, allowing researchers to report on the outputs of their grants.

Funders will also benefit from the developments being made to the UKPMC service. Key developments include providing the functionality - through text and data mining technologies - to integrate research articles with a range of other online sources, such as gene, protein and chemical compound databases, and to integrate a range of bibliographic databases - including Medline, Patents and Agricola - into a single, seamless discovery tool.

Phase I funding is based on a simple 'pay-as-you-go' model in which a small fee is charged for each author manuscript that is deposited in the UKPMC repository (to cover the cost of converting a manuscript to XML). All ongoing infrastructure costs will continue to be met by the existing UKPMC funders. It is anticipated that Phase I will run until Summer 2011, to be followed by Phase II, a fully fledged Europe PubMed Central with a range of additional, value-added services.

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Five new publishers join CLOCKSS archive
- 23 Feb 2010

Community-governed archive cooperative Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (CLOCKSS) has announced that a group of five scholarly publishers have recently joined the CLOCKSS archive. The publishers are: American Academy of Pediatrics; Co-Action Publishers; Edinburgh University Press; Liverpool University Press; and Rockefeller University Press.

CLOCKSS is a not-for-profit archive founded by librarians and publishers to ensure the long-term availability of scholarly digital content. The archive is distributed across a worldwide network of twelve geographically and geopolitically diverse archive nodes. The latest group of publishers to join CLOCKSS collectively archive over 60 journals, and adds to the diversity of publishers in the CLOCKSS community - from society publishers and university presses, to open-access publishers such as Co-Action.

As part of joining CLOCKSS, publishers agree to release their archived content to the world for free if a time comes when it is no longer available from any publisher (‘trigger event’). The new participating publishers will also each appoint representatives to the CLOCKSS board. The board is made up of leading publishers and libraries who work together to govern the archive and set strategies and policies.

The use of archiving services is on the rise amid scholarly publications. Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press (CUP), recently completed the 2009 Collection of its Digital Archives, adding to over a century of digitised research material. Over 3.3 million pages are now available in the 2009 Collection, the vast majority of which have never been available online before. Earlier this month, Liverpool University Press announced an agreement with non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico to preserve its entire collection of 13 online journals. Liverpool University Press publishes academic journals and books on a wide range of subjects, including history, literature, art, and architecture by authors from around the world.

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Thirteen Universities select Century of Social Sciences by Thomson Reuters
- 04 Feb 2010

Information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that thirteen universities in Australia and New Zealand have selected Century of Social Sciences, a set of archival data (backfiles) covering research in the social sciences back to 1900, for their education and research needs. Century of Social Sciences expands the coverage of Web of Science, which provides easy access to more than 11,000 of the world's leading peer reviewed journals and 110,000 conference proceedings.

The 13 universities include Monash University, University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, University of Adelaide, Griffith University, University of Technology Sydney, Swinburne University, University of Auckland, University of Otago, University of Canterbury and Massey University.

Culled from over 300 prestigious journals, this archive of social sciences data makes information dating back to 1900 available to researchers, faculty, authors and students. These social science journals represent a collection of the oldest and most prestigious sources in their respective fields. Full bibliographic and cited reference data is available in disciplines such as communication, education, geography, history, law, political science, and public health. Century of Social Sciences also features extensive coverage of high-impact psychology journals, including key titles associated with Sigmund Freud.

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Portico digital repository certified as trustworthy digital repository by CRL
- 26 Jan 2010

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has certified the Portico digital repository as a trustworthy digital repository. Portico claims to be the first digital preservation service to undergo this independent audit and the only service to be certified at this time.

The nine-month audit process confirmed that the majority of Portico’s practices conform to the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification Checklist (TRAC) and other metrics developed by CRL through its analyses of digital repositories. It also identified several areas for continued improvement as well as ways in which Portico can enhance the service for CRL member libraries as well as others.

Portico preserves scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensures that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students.

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British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and DPC sign MoU to build digital preservation skills
- 25 Jan 2010

The British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) have signed a new memorandum of understanding.

Both organisations seek to promote a culture of shared responsibility for and understanding of digital content amongst those caring for library and archive materials. Focussing on training and skills development, the first joint initiative will be an event on the preservation of digital objects aimed at librarians, archivists and technical staff involved in the creation and care of digital content.

The British Library Preservation Advisory Centre supports the preservation of library and archive collections of all types through the provision of preservation management tools, training and information services. The Digital Preservation Coalition was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the urgent challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK. Established as a not-for-profit membership organisation the coalition provides a mechanism by which members can work together to realise the opportunities of long term access.

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Ex Libris announces beta release of Rosetta Version 2.0
- 12 Jan 2010

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced the beta release of version 2.0 of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system. Currently undergoing beta testing at the National Library of New Zealand, version 2.0 will be rolled out to Rosetta customers in spring 2010.

The Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve and provide access to documents for perpetuity — institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitised materials. Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation and dissemination of digital objects from many sources and formats and keeps this information secure while allowing institutions to implement multiple digital preservation policies and strategies.

Version 2.0 introduces a first of its kind preservation planning module. Complying with the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) standard, the module enables institutions to manage and mitigate risks related to digital formats and to perform a variety of preservation actions. With version 2.0, Rosetta institutions can share information about risks and formats on a network level. Other highlights of the new product version include object deletion; restoring objects from permanent storage; and access rights exceptions.

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HathiTrust offers full-text search of millions of digitised books and journals
- 23 Nov 2009

The HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership among some of the US's largest academic research libraries, has announced a service that is expected to transform how researchers use the more than 1.6 billion pages (4.6 million volumes) in its collections.

The service allows for full-text searching capabilities across the entire library. Researchers can now search public domain and in-copyright works by keyword or phrase. Based on open source Solr/Lucene technology, the service expands on an experimental search of public domain volumes, introduced in November 2008. Full-text search will continue to be supported across the repository as it grows at a rate of hundreds of thousands of volumes every month.

In combination with the HathiTrust Digital Library's carefully curated bibliographic data, the new functionality allows researchers to more efficiently locate items relevant to their research. It also lays the foundation for future services such as full-text search with faceted browsing, advanced search, ‘more like this’ options, and tools that can be used in computational research.

HathiTrust (http://www.hathitrust.org) is a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia. It currently includes digitised volumes from the University of Michigan, University of California, Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin. The HathiTrust partners seek to develop the repository and its services to meet the long-term needs of their academic communities, and offer a unique resource on the Web for scholarship and research.

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DataONE global data access network for environmental research launched
- 20 Nov 2009

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and partners have launched DataONE (http://dataone.org), a global data access and preservation network projected to make vast amounts of information related to environmental research readily available. The network, which has received a $20 million grant through the National Science Foundation DataNet programme, will also receive $700,000 over five years.

With this effort, universities and government agencies are coming together to address the growing need for organising and providing large amounts of highly diverse and interrelated but often incompatible scientific data. The resulting computing and processing cyber infrastructure will be made permanently available for use by the broader international science communities. Studies will range from research that sheds light on fundamental environmental processes to identifying environmental problems and potential solutions.

DataONE is led by the University of New Mexico and includes partner organisations across the US, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and Australia. In East Tennessee, others participating in DataONE are the University of Tennessee and the US Geological Survey in Oak Ridge, which represents the National Biological Information Infrastructure, a key partner in DataONE.

It is expected that DataONE will ultimately provide a way to allow scientists from many disciplines to collaborate on important environmental scientific challenges. The DataONE team will study how a vast digital data network can provide secure and permanent access into the future and encourage scientists to share their data. It will help determine data and data citation standards as well as create the tools for organising, managing and publishing data.

As one of five DataNet collaborations envisioned by the NSF, DataONE will build a set of geographically distributed coordinating nodes that play an important role in facilitating all of the activities of the global network. The initial three coordinating nodes will be at the University of Tennessee/ORNL, the University of New Mexico and University of California Santa Barbara.

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Ex Libris and Bavarian State Library announce strategic partnership for long term preservation
- 19 Nov 2009

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Germany, has announced that the Bavarian State Library has selected the Rosetta digital preservation system, which will preserve and provide access to the extensive and rapidly growing digital collections of the Bavarian State Library. The Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitised materials, for perpetuity.

Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation and dissemination of digital objects from many sources and formats, while keeping this information secure and allowing institutions to implement multiple digital preservation policies and strategies. Built on a scalable, distributed architecture, Rosetta's sophisticated preservation processes continually track file formats and update the digital objects in the system. Based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model and conforming to trusted digital repository (TDR) requirements, Rosetta has been developed in partnership with the National Library of New Zealand.

The licensing of Rosetta by the Bavarian State Library is supported by significant special resources of the Bavarian State of Sciences, Research and the Arts. The inclusion of selected digital collections from university libraries in Bavaria is already earmarked for the first project phase. Rosetta is planned to be the long-term preservation solution for all state libraries within the library consortium in the Free State of Bavaria.

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QStar Healthcare to unveil archive appliance, new version of DICOM Publisher
- 10 Nov 2009

QStar Healthcare has announced that it is set to launch its new vendor-independent SntryDICOM archive appliance. The company is showcasing the new version of DICOM Publisher with advanced CD and DVD encryption capabilities at RSNA 2009. Slated for November 29 – December 4 in Chicago, RSNA 2009 is the 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. QStar Healthcare is the medical technology division of archiving and CD/DVD publication firm QStar Technologies Inc.

RSNA claims to be the world’s largest radiological conference and trade show with delegates from every continent. QStar views it as the ideal platform to highlight the flexibility and cost savings offered by its SntryDICOM image archive, and the image security provided through the new advanced encryption features of DICOM Publisher.

SntryDICOM seeks to provide a vendor independent and storage technology neutral image archive solution with a fully compliant DICOM 3.0 interface. Rooted in QStar’s enterprise archive platform, SntryDICOM manages the lifecycle of images across multiple storage tiers, in a bid to create the foundation for a resilient 3-2-1 archive1 strategy. The new solution provides a platform that helps maintain archive continuity as older PACS systems are replaced.

The latest version of DICOM Publisher includes sophisticated AES encryption that protects the security of all images written to CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray media which may be provided to patients or distributed internally within a medical facility. Access to encrypted images can only be gained using a unique media password (PIN) or through a trusted third party via a public key / private key infrastructure (PKI).

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CRC unveils significant upgrades to RoMEO service for publishers and authors
- 27 Oct 2009

The UK’s Centre for Research Communications (CRC) has announced significant upgrades and additions to the SHERPA service, RoMEO. The RoMEO service – targeted at publishers and authors - is provided by the Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access (SHERPA) team at CRC.

Previous versions of RoMEO have concentrated on highlighting information on the use of the pre-print and post-print. According to the organisers, there has been support from the community for also providing clearly labelled information on the use of the publisher's version/PDF as a separate item. This feature has now been included and sits alongside information on self-archiving rights for pre-prints and authors' post-prints. The information is available in both individual publisher entries and in the new Tabular Browse View.

RoMEO now provides expanded journal coverage. The aim is to enable users to draw from both the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Entrez journal list for the Life Sciences, along with the existing resource of the British Library's Zetoc service.

In addition to searching for journals by Print ISSN, users will now be able to search by Electronic ISSN. They can also search for journals using title abbreviations.

The new Tabular Browse View enables users to display comparative charts of publishers, to quickly determine and compare what different publishers allow them to deposit, and if the publisher has a paid open access option.

Publishers and authors who receive funding from any of the 50 plus agencies listed in JULIET can now restrict their search results to display publishers' compliance with any of the funding agencies' policies listed in JULIET.

The RoMEO service seeks to use a simple colour code to classify policies and inform authors of what can be done with their articles. It also offers users the ability to view summaries of publishers' copyright policies in relation to self-archiving; view if publisher policies comply with funding regulations, as some publishers are too restrictive in their contracts and cannot be used to publish particular funded research; and to search journal and publisher information by journal title, publisher name and ISSN.

The SHERPA team at the University of Nottingham had announced the formation of the CRC in June 2009. CRC houses the portfolio of open access projects, services and initiatives currently undertaken by the University. These include the home of the SHERPA partnership; the open access services RoMEO, Juliet and OpenDOAR; the Repositories Support Project (RSP), and the University contribution to the European and international projects DRIVER, Dart-Europe and NECOBELAC.

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Brazilian Academic Consortia joins Portico to support digital preservation
- 24 Sep 2009

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that more than 150 academic libraries in Brazil have begun participation in the Portico archive. These libraries joined Portico as part of a digital preservation initiative directed by the 'Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento do Pessoal de Nivel Superior' (CAPES).

CAPES is a governmental foundation affiliated to the Ministry of Education in Brazil, that supports and sponsors research initiatives and the scientific development of Brazilian researchers and professors. The Brazilian libraries join more than 460 libraries from 13 countries in supporting Portico and digital preservation.

CAPES assists the Brazilian Ministry of Education in the formulation of national policies related to post-graduate study. Through CAPES, which was founded in 1951, the Brazilian government provides access to quality information for professionals, professors and students at member universities and research institutes.

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Thomson Reuters launches Century Of Social Sciences
- 16 Sep 2009

Information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the launch of Century of Social Sciences, a superior and unique set of backfiles covering research in the social sciences back to 1900. Century of Social Sciences expands the coverage of Web of Science, available on the ISI Web of Knowledge platform - the world’s largest citation environment of scholarly literature.

Culled from over 300 prestigious journals, information dating back to 1900 is now available to researchers, faculty, authors, and students. They can now track research trends, authors, and articles over the entire century and identify seminal studies that form the basis for today’s research.

These social science journals represent a collection of the oldest and most prestigious sources in their respective fields. Full bibliographic and cited reference data is available in disciplines such as communication, education, geography, history, law, political science, and public health. Century of Social Sciences also features extensive coverage of high-impact psychology journals, including key titles associated with Sigmund Freud.

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CrossRef collaborates with archiving organisations and publishers for continued access to archives of ceased publications
- 15 Sep 2009

Publisher linking services provider CrossRef, US, has announced a collaboration with archiving organisations and publishers to ensure that several journals that have ceased publication remain linkable with the CrossRef DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) originally assigned to the articles. The titles include Auto/Biography and Graft from SAGE and Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention from Oxford University Press (OUP). All three titles are now available through both CLOCKSS and Portico.

An archive 'trigger event' occurs when a published journal or other content is no longer available from the publisher. Trigger events can occur for a variety of reasons. Both SAGE and OUP have had agreements in place with archive organisations for several years. According to CrossRef, the discontinuation of journals published by these publishers mark for the first time that such agreements have been implemented for real-world cases.

Access to triggered content is available to the more than 600 Portico participants at http://www.portico.org/news/trigger.html.

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ARL to host webcast on preservation function in research libraries next month
- 10 Aug 2009

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced that it is hosting a webcast on ‘Preservation: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of Research Libraries’ on September 15, 2009, from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. The webcast is based on the recently released report by Lars Meyer, ‘Safeguarding Collections at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Describing Roles & Measuring Contemporary Preservation Activities in ARL Libraries.’ It will offer a brief overview of Meyer’s key findings about how research libraries are working to ensure ongoing access to collections in all formats.

In addition, the webcast will showcase comments from two reactors to the report. James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University Libraries, will offer his perspectives on community level preservation challenges; and Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University Libraries, will discuss aligning preservation activities with institutional and inter-institutional concerns. Participants will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions at the end of the session.

The webcast is expected to be of interest staff and administrators involved with preservation activities. The webcast is free, but advance registration is required. To register individuals or groups may visit http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=59604.

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