Academic Libraries Endorse Preservation Initiative

December 13, 2016

A coalition of academic and research library associations on Monday signed on to an effort to preserve electronic journals promoted by the Keepers Registry, a preservation initiative supported by the International Centre for the Registration of Serial Publications, EDINA, a data center at the University of Edinburgh, and the higher education IT organization Jisc. The International Alliance of Research Library Associations, which includes associations in Australia, Canada, Europe and the U.S., said in a statement that it endorsed "Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record," a statement published in August that outlines the steps libraries and publishers should take to preserve electronic scholarly journals. The statement urges those stakeholders to join preservation initiatives and raise awareness about the issue, among other recommendations.

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