November 27, 2020

AAAS and Science Family of Journals Partnering With CLOCKKS For Digital Preservation

Yesterday, we posted that CLOCKKS had started archiving sci-tech ebooks published by Elsevier.

Today, word that AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) is now partnering with CLOCKKS to preserve ejournal material from a number publications published by AAAS including:

  • Science
  • Science Signaling
  • Science Translational Medicine
  • Science Advances (OA Journal, Launching This Year)

Here’s the complete announcement:

The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to safeguard access to content in the Science family of journals, published by AAAS, in the event of an unforeseen “trigger event” such as a natural disaster.

Under the agreement, AAAS/Science content will be preserved in CLOCKSS ejournals and ebooks, across a geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. In the unlikely event of an earthquake or other unforeseen scenario that might otherwise limit access to AAAS/Science content, it will remain protected and available, via the CLOCKSS network.

“I’m pleased to future-proof our content by archiving with CLOCKSS,” said Kent Anderson, Publisher at AAAS/Science. “CLOCKSS will help to preserve the important part of the scientific record that the Science family of journals has documented.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer added: “By archiving with CLOCKSS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has ensured that the scholarship in their publications will be available for a worldwide audience now and in the future in a manner that secures them for the long-term good of scholars.”

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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