May 18, 2022

Digital Preservation: Craig Van Dyck Named New Executive Director at CLOCKSS

From a CLOCKSS Announcement:

CLOCKSS – the long-term preservation service for scholarly communications – has named Craig Van Dyck as its new Executive Director, effective immediately.

2015-11-30_12-37-00Van Dyck has worked in scholarly publishing for 37 years, most recently at John Wiley and prior to that at Springer-Verlag New York. He has participated in many industry standards initiatives including the Boards of Directors of CLOCKSS, ORCID, CrossRef, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the International DOI Foundation, and on the Portico Advisory Committee and the CHORUS Technical Working Group.

During his career, Craig has focused strongly on the library-publisher interface, for example chairing Wiley’s Library Advisory Board, and engaging with librarians at conferences such as the Coalition for Networked Information, Charleston, and the American Library Association. This focus on partnerships between libraries and publishers is absolutely core for CLOCKSS, and an aspect of Craig’s work that shone through for the selection panel of librarians and publishers.

Michael A. Keller, University Librarian at Stanford and co-chair of the CLOCKSS Board said, “Craig has been a key participant in the development of CLOCKSS since its beginning, as a Board member and as a valued advisor to the CLOCKSS team. We look forward to Craig leading CLOCKSS through its next phases of development.” Craig Van Dyck added, “It is an honor and privilege to work with the unique community that CLOCKSS has built among libraries and publishers, to ensure the long-term access of end-users to the scholarly literature.”


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.