LOCKSS integration with ‘Find it @ dmu'
by Philip Adams on Jun 08, 2012
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Progress has been made in integrating the electronic journals archived in LOCKSS with SFX. LOCKSS (‘Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe’) is a system designed to guarantee continuing access to ...
Progress has been made in integrating the electronic journals archived in LOCKSS with SFX. LOCKSS (‘Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe’) is a system designed to guarantee continuing access to electronic journals by caching articles in an archive. DMU has been using LOCKSS for a while now, but it has only just become possible to enable access to the preserved articles through the ‘Find it @ DMU’ service. In fact, DMU is probably among the first to put this new feature into operation. So far 114 journals have been activated in SFX, with more to be added soon as they are collected and checked. The LOCKSS articles are only available on campus and when the publisher is unable to provide the most recent copy. For the students who use ‘Find it @ DMU’, LOCKSS is just another service that enables access to the articles that they need. For librarians and teaching/research staff it is a way of ensuring that their assignments can be completed and that research reading possible in the future.
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