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A presentation given by Peter Burnhill at IFLA 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • 08/03/10 Began as joint initiative by libraries and publishers Project to examine problem and define roles &responsibilities ALA awarded the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation in June 2007 CLOCKSS is legal entity & live as cooperative service Publishers contract to deliver content; libraries to be ‘keep safe’ Robust: Lots of copies keep stuff safe – it does, it really does! Content held in steward libraries, world-wide 11 long-lived libraries distributed across the globe Open (free) Access to abandoned/orphaned content Using well-tested LOCKSS technology prize-winning open source software from Stanford
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CLOCKSS: Time and Places for Community-Based Archiving CLOCKSS: Time and Places for Community-Based Archiving Presentation Transcript

  • CLOCKSS: Time and Places for Community-Based Archiving Peter Burnhill University of Edinburgh IFLA 2010 www.clockss.org
  • The Problem
    • What was in print , with copies on the shelves of many libraries, now is in digital form & at risk of loss
    • Continuity of access into the future matters for libraries and their patrons
    • To solve this problem, we need cooperative action and the time is now…
    www.clockss.org
  • Twelve Things About CLOCKSS
    • Began as joint initiative/project by libraries and publishers
    • Now cooperative service activity, and a legal entity
    • Digital content is held in steward libraries, world-wide
    • Abandoned/orphaned content is Open (free) Access
    • Uses well-tested LOCKSS technology
      • Low-maintenance: Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe!
    • Both CLOCKSS and LOCKSS are award-winning 
    www.clockss.org
  • CLOCKSS & LOCKSS www.clockss.org Best Research - Proceedings of the 19th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, 2004 a Private LOCKSS Network CLOCKSS accorded the first ALA ALCTS ( Association for Library Collections & Technical Services ) Outstanding Collaboration Award in June 2007
  • Twelve Things About CLOCKSS (continued)
    • International community-governed archive
      • Asia/Pacific, Europe & North America
      • World’s leading publishers
    • Shared governance by libraries and publishers
      • 50:50, with no single veto allowed
    • Advisory Council for supporting libraries
    • Sustainable financial model
      • Raising endowment; drive down costs & offer low fees
      • Open Access
    • Demonstrating success!
      • e-journal content saved: from alert to delivery as open access
    • You can get involved to support CLOCKSS
    www.clockss.org
  • Four Unique Things about CLOCKSS
    • Content held at steward libraries, world-wide
    • International community-governed archive
    • Financial Model: Low fees, raise endowment
    • Free/Open access to abandoned/orphaned content
    www.clockss.org
  • www.clockss.org Asia/Pacific Australian National University University of Hong Kong, China National Institute of Informatics, Japan Europe University of Edinburgh, UK Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy North America University of Alberta, Canada Indiana University Rice University Stanford University University of Virginia OCLC Global, Decentralized Stewardship
  • Decentralized Preservation www.clockss.org Libraries preserving content across the globe insures against geo-physical and geo-social risk as well as technical challenge of medium
  • Four Unique Things about CLOCKSS
    • Content held at steward libraries, world-wide
    • International community-governed archive
    • Financial Model: Low fees, raise endowment
    • Free/Open access to abandoned/orphaned content
    www.clockss.org
  • Governed by the Community
    • CLOCKSS is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization
    www.clockss.org 1/2 libraries + Advisory Council 1/2 publishers Governing Board
  • Governing Board (11 + 11)
    • Publishers
    • Wiley-Blackwell
    • Taylor & Francis
    • Springer
    • SAGE Publications
    • Oxford University Press
    • Nature Publishing Group
    • IOP Publishing
    • Elsevier
    • Atypon
    • American Physiological Society
    • American Medical Association
    • Libraries
    • Australian National University
    • University of Hong Kong
    • Japan National Institute of Informatics
    • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
    • University of Edinburgh
    • OCLC
    • University of Alberta
    • Indiana University
    • Rice University
    • Stanford University
    • University of Virginia
    www.clockss.org
  • Advisory Council
    • Voice in CLOCKSS Archive governance
    • Each supporting library has one delegate
      • It could be You!
    • Meets quarterly
      • Virtually, by geographic regions to start
    www.clockss.org
  • Four Unique Things about CLOCKSS
    • Content held at steward libraries, world-wide
    • International community-governed archive
    • Financial Model: Low fees, raise endowment
    • Free/Open access to abandoned/orphaned content
    www.clockss.org
  • Aim to Raise Endowment
    • Only sensible way to sustainability
      • Do only what is essential to drive down costs
      • Be free of need to spend money on marketing
    • Objective is to use endowment benefits to cover operating costs & to reduce fees even further
      • To allow more libraries to participate at lower fees
      • To address un-served and under-served groups
    www.clockss.org
  • Low Fees www.clockss.org Library fees start at $450/year Publisher fees start at $200/year discounts for groups of libraries are available We keep costs low so everyone can participate have already lowered fees once
  • Four Unique Things about CLOCKSS
    • Content held at steward libraries, world-wide
    • International community-governed archive
    • Financial Model: Low fees, raise endowment
    • Free/Open access to abandoned/orphaned content
    www.clockss.org
  • Free (Open) Access at CLOCKSS
    • Governing Board agrees when content is “triggered”
      • when no longer available from any publisher
    • Creative Commons license is assigned
    • ‘ Orphaned content is made freely available to all
      • for all time!
      • Content released via EDINA & Stanford University Library
    • 3 titles now on open access!
    www.clockss.org
  • Demonstrated Success! ‘Triggered’ Content now Open Access
    • Graft
      • Sage
    • Auto/Biography
      • Sage
    • Brief Treatment & Crisis Intervention
      • OUP
    www.clockss.org Open Access as cost-effective preservation strategy
  • The Four Unique Benefits of CLOCKSS
    • Content held at steward libraries, world-wide
    • International community-governed archive
    • Financial Model: Low fees, raise endowment
    • Free/Open access to abandoned/orphaned content
    www.clockss.org we need cooperative action and the time is now… [email_address]
  • Brief Note on UK LOCKSS Alliance www.clockss.org
  • Questions Welcome! Thank you. www.clockss.org [email_address]
  • Low Library Participation Fees
    • Materials Budgets Annual Contribution
    • Under $1 million $450
    • $1 - 2 million $600
    • $2 - 3 million $1,200
    • $3 - 4 million $1,800
    • $4 - 5 million $2,400
    • $5 - 7 million $3,000
    • $7 - 9 million $4,200
    • $9 - 11 million $5,400
    • $11 - 13 million $6,600
    • $13 - 15 million $7,800
    • $15 - 20 million $9,000
    • $20 - 25 million $12,000
    • Over $25 million $15,000
    www.clockss.org