Category Archives: Digital Preservation

LOCKSS in use in an academic library #DMU

A survey of UK LOCKSS Alliance members is taking place. Since I have to prepare my answers to the likely question, I thought I would share them with anyone interested. Different libraries are using LOCKSS in different ways to protect … Continue reading

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The Keepers Registry: who is looking after what e-journals?

De Montfort University is one of the 17 UK Higher Education/Museum institutions actively involved in preserving electronic journals for current and future users as members of the UK LOCKSS Alliance. But LOCKSS is not the only agency preserving such content. … Continue reading

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What do the preserved electronic journals in LOCKSS look like?

Continuing access to valued content De Montfort University has been archiving copies of the electronic journals it values since around 2007 (using a system called LOCKSS) , but it is only in 2012 that it has become possible to make … Continue reading

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Paper.li: Creating a current awareness newsletter using social media

These was a time when ‘Current Awareness’ meant photocopying the title pages of recently received journals and posting them round to interested lecturers. The advent of the internet did away with that, as library users gained faster access to the … Continue reading

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LOCKSS update June 2012

I hope to get a chance, at the next De Montfort University Mashed Library event to update people about LOCKSS and SFX integration. I have already put some slides up on this. LOCKSS is a system for ensuring continuing access … Continue reading

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Ensuring continuing access to electronic journals in Japan

In April 2012 De Montfort University will be hosting a symposium on higher education for representatives from the UK and Japanese governments. There are real differences between the way Higher Education operates in UK and Japanese cultures, but one area … Continue reading

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How many electronic journals might we want to preserve in our LOCKSS Box?

De Montfort University is one of a number of university libraries in the UK, and a wider group around the world, preserving electronic journals as part of the LOCKSS network. The aim is to ensure continuing access to the content … Continue reading

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Continuing access to electronic journals through integrating LOCKSS and SFX

I have started to add links to electronic journals archived in our LOCKSS Digital Preservation service to our SFX 3 OpenURL Resolver. There are 9 titles at the time of writing, but more will be added shortly. You can check … Continue reading

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First steps to integrating LOCKSS and SFX

With the February 2012 Monthly Update to SFX and the Daemon 1.53.3 release of LOCKSS it becomes possible to integrate two important services run by the Library: the OpenURL Resolver and the Digital Preservation system. It is an important step … Continue reading

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Stockchecking LOCKSS Archival Units

I have been looking at how to check that the material that we are claiming to archive in our LOCKSS Digital Preservation system is actually present. Since we are hoping to be able to serve content from the archive at … Continue reading

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