4 October 2012
As we reach the first birthday of the Keepers Registry, it’s worth reviewing how the service has developed to date and how it will develop in future.
EDINA and the ISSN International Centre launched the Keepers Registry beta service a year ago, on the 4th October 2011.
Our primary focus over the year has been on currency and completeness of the archiving agency metadata.
Some of the participating preservation agencies had previously made available metadata on the holdings of the archive; there were variations, however, in structure and depth of reporting. In the Keepers Registry, we attempt to report at volume-level, though some had only explored to title-level. Others had never issued publicly available coverage statements.
We’re pleased to report that all participating agencies have now supplied us with complete holdings information. The success of the Keepers Registry is tightly coupled to the individual contribution of each archiving agency in providing holdings’ information. We would like to acknowledge these contributions and thank each agency for their efforts in making available this information, and for their support.
To read about more about developments in the past year and to look into plans for the future, see the Keepers Registry blog post.