CLOCKSS Exec. Director Craig Van Dyck & LOCKSS Web Archiving Program Manager Nicholas Taylor on ” Preserving Scholarly Content In An Era of Internet Insecurity”
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.