LOCKSS integration with ‘Find it @ dmu'

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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 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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LOCKSS integration with ‘Find it @ dmu'

  1. 1. Phil Adams
  2. 2. LOCKSS = ‘Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe”275 journals archived in LOCKSS114 activated so far in SFXOnly able to integrate LOCKSS and SFX in 2012: DMU one of the first to achieve this link.
  3. 3.  “I am always dubious about how long free web resources will be made available. It is no good to us if they disappear in 10 years’ time.” “Our researchers rely on trustworthiness and e- only is still not in a state of the reliability that a printed archive has”.ALPSP (2012) The potential effect of making journals free after a six month embargo. A report for the Association of Learned, Professional and Society Publishers [ALPSP] and The Publishers Association
  4. 4.  Activate more journals in SFX Investigate incomplete runs in LOCKSS. Do we need a claims procedure as with printed journals? Can the selection process be done with more science and less guesswork? Can we get authenticated (and off campus) access to LOCKSS content?

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