UKLA Update On Activities

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presented by Neil Mayo, UK LOCKSS Alliance Members’ Meeting: 10th May 2011, National Railway Museum, York

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UKLA Update On Activities

  1. 1. Neil Mayo (neil.mayo <at> ed.ac.uk) EDINA, University of Edinburgh UK LOCKSS Alliance Members' Meeting 10 th May 2011 National Railway Museum, York. Update on Activities
  2. 2. Update on Activities Summary of Activities Neil Mayo <ul><li>New member of UKLA – Neil Mayo 50% time </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee and Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>UKLA website update </li></ul><ul><li>LOCKSS major release 1.48 </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for next release </li></ul><ul><li>Linux transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Membership news </li></ul><ul><li>Support queries </li></ul><ul><li>e-Journal preservation institutional policies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Update on Activities New LOCKSS Release 1.48 Neil Mayo <ul><li>Metadata Manager module </li></ul><ul><li>KBART Holdings Exporter module </li></ul><ul><li>OpenURL Resolver module </li></ul><ul><li>ServeContent updated to use new modules to resolve queries </li></ul><ul><li>UI enhancements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift-selection of ranges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add AU by id </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bug fixes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Update on Activities New LOCKSS Release 1.48 Neil Mayo <ul><li>Content releases on the Global LOCKSS Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 6000 articles from around 250 titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New publishers available via new plugins: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerald </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Springer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Reviews is imminent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improvement of metadata and its availability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed ISSNs (at least one ISSN, eISSN, ISSN-L) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue dates and volume numbers are being filled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LOCKSS boxes can now serve content to match metadata </li></ul>
  5. 5. Update on Activities Plans for Next Release 1.49 Neil Mayo <ul><li>Integration with link resolvers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>360 Core (Serials Solutions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SFX (Ex Libris) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other vendors – work on these link resolvers can be leveraged to support other integrations. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Form for OpenURL bibliographic queries </li></ul><ul><li>Development of more plugins for participating publishers. </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of missing metadata : issue dates and volume numbers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Update on Activities Linux Transitions Neil Mayo <ul><li>We have been working to transition everyone to LOCKSS on Linux , an improved and more self-sufficient version. </li></ul><ul><li>The old OpenBSD flavour of LOCKSS has reached the end of its life and is no longer supported. </li></ul><ul><li>10 out of 20 libraries have made the transition. </li></ul><ul><li>We encourage the rest to perform the transition as soon as possible! </li></ul><ul><li>Adam and Neil are available to support users through the process. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Update on Activities Membership Neil Mayo We have also been negotiating with a variety of other institutions this year! <ul><li>De Montfort University </li></ul><ul><li>Durham University </li></ul><ul><li>King’s College London </li></ul><ul><li>London School of Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Open University </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Holloway, University of London </li></ul><ul><li>University of Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>University of Bristol </li></ul><ul><li>University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>University of Glasgow </li></ul><ul><li>University of Hertfordshire </li></ul><ul><li>University of Huddersfield </li></ul><ul><li>University of Hull </li></ul><ul><li>University of Newcastle Upon Tyne </li></ul><ul><li>University of Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>University of Salford </li></ul><ul><li>University of St Andrews </li></ul><ul><li>University of Sussex </li></ul><ul><li>University of Warwick </li></ul><ul><li>University of York </li></ul>
  8. 8. Update on Activities Membership News <ul><li>Sadly, 2 members have declared their intention to withdraw from the alliance this year, namely Bristol and Hull. </li></ul><ul><li>The main reason cited for withdrawal is lack of appropriate institutional funds. Funding is required in a variety of areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware purchases </li></ul><ul><li>IT maintenance of the infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Library personnel to maintain/use the archived collection </li></ul><ul><li>The costs and benefits of digital archiving cut across disciplinary and administrative boundaries. </li></ul>Neil Mayo
  9. 9. Update on Activities e-Journal Archiving Costs Neil Mayo LOCKSS and other systems require carefully managed infrastructural support at the institutional level . How can institutions provision appropriate cross-cutting funding to support their e-journal preservation strategy? One of our aims is to improve the self-sufficiency and usability of LOCKSS, reducing the support burden for IT departments and the overall costs of maintenance. Please note that LOCKSS subscription costs are remaining the same for the coming year 2011/12. The renewal agreement can be found on the JISC Collections website.
  10. 10. Update on Activities Support Queries Neil Mayo <ul><li>Adam and Neil have been dealing with support queries in the UK Alliance. This has been informative for both of us; queries have helped us to: </li></ul><ul><li>Isolate and fix bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Identify workflow issues </li></ul><ul><li>Inform future development </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting topics have included: </li></ul><ul><li>How to setup the LOCKSS UI to use SSL </li></ul><ul><li>How to add new disks into a RAID setup </li></ul><ul><li>UI improvement is also on the agenda! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Update on Activities Future Activities Neil Mayo <ul><li>LOCKSS release 1.49 </li></ul><ul><li>More plugins and content releases </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with link resolvers </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of Linux transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates to http://www.lockssalliance.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with members of the alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluative surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing support </li></ul><ul><li>Regular reporting </li></ul>
  12. 12. Update on Activities Stay in Touch Neil Mayo UK LOCKSS Alliance Website http://www.lockssalliance.ac.uk LOCKSS Support [email_address]

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