October 17, 2021

The Keepers Registry Releases Statement: “Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record”

From the Open Preservation Foundation:

EDINA and the ISSN International Centre are pleased to announce the publication of Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship.

From The Keepers Registry

Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record is a statement that outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long term accessibility of digital scholarship.

Addressing publishers, research libraries and national libraries, the statement sets out a series of recommended activities that they can undertake to support archiving and preservation initiatives. It represents the consensus of preservation specialists, archivists, librarians and technologists, who participated in an invited workshop held as part of the Keepers Extra project in Paris on the 6th and 7th of June 2016.

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From the Statement:

Ensuring the preservation and long-term accessibility of the digital scholarly record and of other parts of each country’s published heritage is essential for scholarship. This is an international challenge that requires concerted, coordinated and sustained action from multiple sectors and organisations. There is value in multiplicity: different approaches reduce dependencies and safeguard against single points of failure. However there are also opportunities to work more efficiently and to target limited resources more effectively.

The statement includes a list of recommendations.

Direct to Full Text Statement: Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record (2 pages; PDF)

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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