12 July 2012
The CLOCKS Archive is pleased to announce the participation of three new publishers in its digital preservation archive: NRD Research Press, Manchester University Press, And Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon.
"Depositing our publications with CLOCKSS provides peace of mind for our library stakeholders that our content is secure," says Cameron Macdonald, Executive Director of NRC Research Press. "We're happy to be entering into this partnership."
About NRC Research Press: NRC Research Press began as the publishing arm of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in 1929, transitioned in September 2010 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) is the foremost scientific publisher in Canada, publishing 15 of its own journals and providing advanced electronic publishing services to its clients. With over 50 highly skilled experts and an editorial team comprising some of the world's leading researchers, NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing) communicates scientific discoveries to over 175 countries.
"We are excited to be part of CLOCKSS. Our journals represent the best of new research in the Humanities and Social Sciences and CLOCKSS offers a suitably high-quality archive solution. We are very pleased that there is such a technologically advanced, well-realised solution to make our content securely and perpetually available to scholars and librarians all over the world," says MUP chief executive David Rodgers.
About Manchester University Press: Founded in 1904, Manchester University Press 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 currently publish 145 new books a year and manage a portfolio of 14 journals, many of which are published on behalf of or in collaboration with learned societies and institutions.
The founding editor of Orbit, Martin Paul Eve, speaking on behalf of the editorial board, said: "Digital preservation is a key issue as we enter a new phase of scholarly publishing. Particularly as we adapt to open access and the tectonic shifts that come with this, including a new wave of independent scholar-publisher journals such as Orbit, it is important that those running these enterprises understand and use the impressive technological mechanisms that can safeguard their work. I am extremely pleased that we now have the opportunity to preserve the content of our journal of literary criticism with CLOCKSS."
About Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 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.
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.