From a reader’s perspective, it is very frustrating if they are unable to locate a web resource that they have accessed previously. When a publisher makes articles and books available online, the reader expects that the “scholarly record” will be reliably maintained and will continue to be available.
However, there are cases where online scholarly content disappears. If a publisher goes out of business, or decides to cease hosting a journal or book, or has a sustained catastrophic failure of their platform, then end-users may not be able to find the content that they have previously accessed. This is where a preservation service will step in to ensure that the content remains available online.
CLOCKSS Exec. Director Craig Van Dyck & LOCKSS Web Archiving Program Manager Nicholas Taylor on ” Preserving Scholarly Content In An Era of Internet Insecurity”
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