May 22, 2022

Miletstones: Brill Becomes 100th Publisher to Participate in CLOCKSS Archive, Will Preserve e-Journals and e-Books

From the CLOCKSS Web Site:

Brill will preserve their ejournals and ebooks in CLOCKSS’s geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. By archiving with CLOCKSS, Brill committed to the preservation of their ejournals and ebooks. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a “trigger event” and ensures an author’s work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

Brill’s Vice President of Business Development, Sam Bruinsma, comments “In our conversations with key customers worldwide about our online resources the subject of long-term accessibility is always on the agenda. Being around for nearly 330 years does help to gain some trust in this respect, but participating in CLOCKSS is generally perceived as an even better guarantee.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds “This agreement is a significant milestone for the CLOCKSS Archive, one that underscores the value proposition of the archive and the large variety of publishers that participate in it. Brill, founded in 1683, has a rich history and a strong international focus. We are grateful, as Brill joins the CLOCKSS Archive, for its generous willingness to preserve its ejournals and ebooks in a way that secures them for the long-term good of scholars worldwide.”

See Also: How CLOCKSS Works

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