16 August 2012
The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce the participation of five new publishers in its digital preservation archive: Duke University Press, Nzcer Press, New Prairie Press, Mathematical Sciences Publishers, and Copernicus Publications.
"We are excited to partner with the CLOCKSS Archive," says Kim Steinle, Library Relations Manager at Duke University Press. "We know how important archiving is to libraries, and we are pleased to take this step to guarantee the dissemination of our journal content into the future. The preservation of our journals is an ongoing commitment at Duke University Press; we want to safeguard access into perpetuity in order to further the work of both our authors and our readers."
About Duke University Press: The Press publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and has a growing collection in mathematics. It is an internationally recognized publisher known for its willingness to take chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications. Duke University Press supports the academic mission of Duke University by disseminating knowledge through the publication of approximately 120 books annually and over 40 journals, as well as by offering five electronic collections.
"With our offices and servers located in Wellington, which is built on a highly active fault line, we are very aware that the chance of a major earthquake or tsunami occurring is high here relative to most parts of the world" said David Ellis, Publishing Manager. "It is important to us to know that our educational research output and journal archive is safely stored in multiple locations so that should such a catastrophic event occur it would again be available to local and international researchers and other communities of interest."
About NZCER Press: The Press is the publishing unit of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, New Zealand's only national, independent educational research organization. NZCER conducts research and evaluation work with a range of public and private sector clients, and we produce research-based products such as tests, journals and books, and services such as online surveys and test marking.
"We believe the model represented by New Prairie Press is the future of scholarly publishing, and as such, definitely worthy of safeguarding by the best possible means. Partnering with CLOCKSS is a step we're pleased to take as responsible stewards of the work so many have invested in the Press' journals," notes Lori A. Goetsch, Dean of Libraries at Kansas State University, home of New Prairie Press.
About New Prairie Press: The 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. In 2011, Provost April Mason added her name to the Berlin declaration on behalf of Kansas State University, adding the institution to an international list of some 300 universities, libraries, scientific institutes, and academic associations who pledge support to an open access paradigm.
"We are pleased to take advantage of this opportunity for long-term preservation. Our authors deserve to have their original research, including its published form, last longer than any single company or journal," said Alexandru Scorpan. "At MSP, we do our best to make top-notch research available at a reasonable cost; our joining CLOCKSS is our effort to make sure it remains available long into the future."
About Mathematical Sciences Publishers: 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 nonprofit mission is to transform scientific publishing into an industry that helps rather than hinders scholarly activity.
Martin Rasmussen, Managing Director of Copernicus Publications, explains the main motivation for participation, "Long-term preservation is one of the most important challenges. Since our publications have become more or less online only, the role of the traditional copyright libraries for printed issues is taken over by reliable e-archives. Securing scientific literature beyond and independent of the lifetime of a publishing house is a mutual obligation."
About Copernicus Publications: Copernicus Publications is a publisher of high-quality literature in science since 1994 and an open access publisher since 2001. They specialize in serving scientific associations in publishing and distributing their journals and play a leading role in the area of transparent Public Peer-Review.
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.