Posts Tagged ‘Dark archives’

Thanks to another very interesting library-related blog, Into the Stacks, I have learned of the existence of CLOCKSS. According to its mission statement:

CLOCKSS is a 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.

When what they call a triggering event occurs, e.g. a journal ceases publication, CLOCKSS makes the content available to everyone for free. You can see an example of this by going to the CLOCKSS website and clicking on Graft, a journal that Sage recently discontinued.


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