CLOCKSS to Preserve All Crossref Metadata
The Crossref system contains bibliographic information for 97 million scholarly articles and book content, and growing by ~2 million each year. Crossref is the underlying infrastructure for several crucial features of scholarly publishing, such as reference linking, plagiarism checking, and provenance and license information.
“It is important for any infrastructure service to have backup plans in place,” said Crossref Executive Director, Ed Pentz. “Combined with other archival services, by preserving our metadata in the CLOCKSS Archive, we are ensuring that we have a strong contingency plan, as part of our commitment to persistence of the scholarly record for the long-term.”
“The CLOCKSS Archive is proud to be a Crossref preservation partner,” said CLOCKSS Executive Director Craig Van Dyck. “The Crossref metadata services deliver enormous value to scholarly communications. CLOCKSS will be an important component of protecting this value. For CLOCKSS, this signals that we will preserve not only journals and books, but also underlying metadata that users and services rely upon, as well as ancillary content such as supplementary material and other emerging forms of scholarly content.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.