CLOCKSS and CrossRef Collaboration Makes it Easier to Find Discontinued Journal Articles]

Forwarded by Kent McKeever 14 Sept. 2009 (the funny characters were in the email)

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:53:11 -0700 (PDT)
Amy Kohrman <>
LOCKSS Alliance <

Dear LOCKSS Alliance participant,

CLOCKSS and CrossRef have implemented the means to track articles from
discontinued journals using the CrossRef DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers)
originally assigned to the articles. When a published journal or other
content is no longer available from a publisher, an archive that stores
that content experiences a “trigger event.”  CLOCKSS experienced its first
triggered events with the SAGE Publication journals Auto/Biography and
Graft and Oxford University Press' Brief Treatment and Crisis
Intervention.  These events led to the discovery that CrossRef would need
to accommodate multiple DOI resolutions, as the affected titles were
stored in multiple archives.  All three titles are now available for free

“Two important tenets of CrossRef’s mission are persistence and
cooperation,” said Ed Pentz, Executive Director of CrossRef. “Making sure
that the CrossRef DOIs that have been assigned to content that has moved
from a publisher journal platform to an archive still resolve to the
articles is an important part of that persistence. Persistence is not only
achieved through technology but by cooperation: CrossRef, publishers,
journal hosting services, and the archiving organizations have all worked
together to ensure continued access to the scholarly record. These
journals are particularly strong examples of the system in action as there
are multiple archives available to guarantee ongoing access.”

“The CLOCKSS Archive, the community-governed archiving initiative with
broad support from publishers large and small, CrossRef, and the library
community, has made all three journals openly available from two
geographically separate sites,” notes Gordon Tibbitts, Co-Chair CLOCKSS
Board of Directors. CLOCKSS truly serves the world's scholars by ensuring
content no longer available from any publisher is available to everyone
for free.”

Learn more about why your organization should participate in CLOCKSS at Please consider joining CLOCKSS
today.  And thanks, as always, for your support!

Best wishes,

Amy Kohrman
Marketing Director
1450 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA  94304

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