8 June 2012
The CLOCKSS Archive Announces the Participation of Three New Publishers in Its Digital Preservation Archive: Berghahn Books, The International Glaciological Society, and Aerospace Medical Association.
Vivian Berghahn, Managing Director of Berghahn Books, remarks that "as a publisher dedicated to serving its scholarly community of researchers and librarians now and in the future, Berghahn Books recognizes the importance of being able to provide librarians guaranteed continuity and security of access to its titles. We are delighted to partner with CLOCKSS as part of the preservation initiatives aimed at achieving this."
About Berghahn Books: Berghahn Books is an award-winning independent scholarly publisher of distinguished books and journals in the humanities and social sciences, owned by a mother (books) and daughter (journals) team. Its program, 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.
Comment by the International Glaciological Society: "The development of glaciological knowledge has taken more than just long hours in the laboratory. Often the most precious information comes from hard, dangerous (not to mention cold and uncomfortable) field work in remote places on earth. Given that the dissemination of this hard-won knowledge is now more than ever dependent on the internet and on electronic media, it is ever so important to ensure the integrity and safety of glaciological knowledge to be passed on to generations to come. The International Glaciological Society, the premier publisher of glaciological knowledge covering all aspects of ice, snow, climate and human impacts, has elected to protect the integrity and future survival of glaciological knowledge by opting to protect its online archives in a technologically appropriate manner."
About The International Glaciological Society: 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.
Managing Editor of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine Pamela Day says, "The Aerospace Medical Association is delighted to be part of CLOCKSS. Our journal has been in publication since 1930 and we are committed to archiving it for our authors, researchers, and all aerospace medicine professionals. CLOCKSS is great insurance that our science will be preserved for future generations."
About Aerospace Medical Association: The Aerospace Medical Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine.
About CLOCKSS: 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.