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Adam Rusbridge 2010 conf

  1. 1. What’s Different about the Digital: Community Action via UK LOCKSS Alliance Adam Rusbridge UK LOCKSS Alliance Coordinator EDINA, University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. Threats to Digital Material • Can we still access the subscribed journals if we stop paying subscription (post- cancellation access)? • What happens if a publisher discontinues a journal? • What happens if a publisher goes bust? • Will we still be able to view current formats in the long term?
  3. 3. UK LOCKSS Alliance • The UK LOCKSS Alliance is a co-operative organization whose goal is to ensure continuing access to scholarly work in ways that are sustainable over the long term. • LOCKSS allows libraries to be involved in the development of journal preservation infrastructure and collections. – EDINA offers underlying technical support and coordination
  4. 4. Challenges and Goals • Limited resources are available for digital preservation • Our task in the UK LOCKSS Alliance is to: 1. Identify priority “at-risk” resources 2. Ensure that these are preserved in a stable environment • How do we achieve this?
  5. 5. A LOCKSS Box is a Digital Bookshelf http://
  6. 6. LOCKSS Permission Statement • Content can be archived if: 1. It has a LOCKSS permission statement 2. The library has an active subscription to the content, or 3. The content is released under Creative Commons license
  7. 7. Multiple approaches to consider • Some libraries are participating in more than one approach – Pick the set of solutions that meets their needs • Third party archives – CLOCKSS – Portico • Legislative Mandate – British Library - UK legal deposit – KB e-Depot – Access may be limited to on site, UK published
  8. 8. Motivations to participate • A library task is to manage risk in order to ensure long term preservation and access. • Why participate in preservation initiatives? – Cost savings: post-cancellation access – Form of insurance for high value e-only subscriptions • Participation is still relatively low - not only in UK LOCKSS Alliance, but across the board. – Need different initiatives? – Other benefits – or different articulation? – Is it the cost? – Are people waiting for others to lead; a tipping point?
  9. 9. Benefits of Community Action
  10. 10. Dynamic and Multimedia Content
  11. 11. UK LOCKSS Alliance Members • University of Birmingham • University of Bristol • De Montfort University • Durham University • Edinburgh University • Glasgow University • University of Hertfordshire • University of Huddersfield • University of Hull • King's College London • London School of Economics • University of Newcastle • Oxford University • Royal Holloway, University of London • Salford University • University of Sussex • University of St Andrews • University of Warwick • University of York
  12. 12. Governance of the UK LOCKSS Alliance • Steering Committee – Tony Kidd (University of Glasgow) – Geoff Gilbert (University of Birmingham) – Phil Adams (De Montfort University) – Lisa Cardy (London School of Economics) – Liz Stevenson (University of Edinburgh) – Lorraine Estelle (JISC Collections) – Peter Burnhill (EDINA, University of Edinburgh) – Adam Rusbridge (UK LOCKSS Alliance Coordinator)
  13. 13. Steering Committee Activities • Collection Management Policies – Methods to determine what content is of priority and at-risk • Community Outreach – Supporting other libraries – How to contribute to national policy • Technical Operation and Development – Usage of LOCKSS within institutions • Finance, Activity and Resources – Achieving a sustainable organisation
  14. 14. Priorities for 2010-2013 • JISC have awarded funding for Community Development Activities (2010 – 2013) • Continued identification of at-risk scholarly titles • Develop well-defined policies and practices – And encourage their adoption • Improve communication between the UKLA members – Engagement with the wider community, e.g. via RLUK • Develop active ‘self-help’ communities to share information • Engage with other initiatives to encourage joined-up services – Benefit from ‘Shared Services’
  15. 15. Get involved in the UK LOCKSS Alliance Participation Information £1,800E-F £2,250D £2,750C £3,750B £5,000A Annual FeeJISC Band
  16. 16. Principles of LOCKSS: Building Solid Archives • Assured and licensed access to content • Appropriate control and custody of content – Within UK policy and funding control • Responsibility spread across the community – Built upon a strong organisational foundation • Shepherded by strong universities with strong libraries
  17. 17. Where do we go from here? Thank you for listening Adam Rusbridge