May 18, 2022

CLOCKSS Exec. Director Craig Van Dyck & LOCKSS Web Archiving Program Manager Nicholas Taylor on ” Preserving Scholarly Content In An Era of Internet Insecurity”

From an Elsevier Connect Article by CLOCKSS Executive Director Craig Van Dyck and LOCKSS and Web Archiving Program Manager Nicholas Taylor:

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.

Read the Complete Article (approx. 1000 words)

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.