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LOCKSS Program Preserves the Journal Series "Pain Reviews"
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- Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:23:22 EDT
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*With apologies for cross-posting* Pain Reviews, an open access electronic journal that ceased publication in 2002, is being securely preserved in the LOCKSS distributed preservation network. Pain Reviews, published by Hodder Arnold from 1998 through 2002 is freely available online via the IngentaConnect publishing platform through to December 2009 (see http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/arn/pr). LOCKSS Program staff in the United States and in the United Kingdom worked closely with Publishing Technology and Hodder Arnold to ensure that Pain Reviews would be preserved in a way that benefited all scholars, worldwide. *Hodder Arnold first gave permission for Pain Reviews to be freely available. This open access permits all LOCKSS Alliance members to collect and preserve Pain Reviews independent of whether or not they previously held a subscription. *Hodder Arnold then licensed the content with a Creative Commons license to ensure the uses and rights of the content are clear and transparent, and that legal future use of this material is flexible. Libraries that select and preserve Pain Reviews in LOCKSS will have access to this journal in perpetuity, without any further payment for access. Victoria Reich, Director of LOCKSS, notes, "Pain Reviews is an outstanding example of how libraries are using the distributed digital preservation LOCKSS Program (www.lockss.org) to take custody of and preserve important scholarly materials. LOCKSS technology provides an affordable, managed distributed digital preservation environment, including migrating content when required for continued access. That Pain Reviews is assigned a Creative Commons (CC) license is an extra bonus. The CC license enables archive interoperability and opens the opportunity for this open access content to be made freely available even after it's removed from the publisher's hosting platform." Louise Tutton, Senior Vice President of Publishing Technology's Scholarly Division, comments, "Cancellation of titles is a reality both for publishers and publishing platforms. Where title cancellation occurs, we are delighted to see this content made available for preservation through services such as the LOCKSS Program, allowing librarians to take active measures to build collections of content important to their scholars and ensure its long term preservation." Peter Burnhill, Director of EDINA and the UK LOCKSS Alliance, adds "Pain Reviews highlights the advantage of the community driven approach taken by the UK LOCKSS Alliance. The UK LOCKSS Alliance community brought this title to our attention, which led to LOCKSS staff in the UK and US preparing the title and its contents for long term preservation and ready (open) access. I am delighted that this process has ensured continuity of access to Pain Reviews for libraries in the UK and internationally." - About the LOCKSS Program - The LOCKSS Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) in cooperation with over 400 important scholarly publishers provides secure archiving and post-cancellation access to participating libraries. LOCKSS Alliance libraries are easily and inexpensively collecting and preserving their own copies of authorized subscription and open access scholarly e-content. A library's LOCKSS box provides automated, open source "digital bookshelves" - an award winning managed preservation approach that automatically migrates content forward in time as required for access. Publishers who preserve their content with the LOCKSS Program provide libraries and their readers and authors with the security of post-cancellation and perpetual access while simultaneously maintaining a direct relationship with their community. With LOCKSS, the publisher's web site receives all readers "hits". The LOCKSS Program, founded at Stanford University Libraries in 1998, also works with communities to preserve their locally published web content on Private LOCKSS Networks. For additional information see www.lockss.org. - About the UK LOCKSS Alliance - The UK LOCKSS Alliance is a cooperative movement of UK academic libraries that are committed to identify, negotiate, and build local archives of material that librarians and academic scholars deem significant. By ensuring that the library is involved in rights negotiation, collection decisions, and ownership of infrastructure it reinforces the role of the library as custodian of scholarly content. The UK LOCKSS Alliance also acts as a focal point for discussion on the issues of journal preservation and rights management, providing a forum to discuss current developments. Our goal is to assist the UK library community in making a collective and considered response to changing environments. To preserve this title at your institution, and to help shape the selection of further titles, join the UK LOCKSS Alliance now. For details, see: http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/catalogue/lockss Adam Rusbridge UK LOCKSS Alliance Coordinator EDINA, University of Edinburgh Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4616 Email: email@example.com