EDINA and the ISSN International Centre are pleased to announce the publication of Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship.
Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record addresses publishers, research libraries and national libraries, and sets out a series of recommended activities that they can undertake to support archiving and preservation initiatives. It represents the consensus of the preservation specialists, archivists, librarians and technologists who participated in an invited workshop held as part of the Keepers Extra project in Paris on the 6th and 7th of June 2016.
The Keepers Extra project (2014-16) is a Jisc investment designed to support and enhance community activity around the Keepers Registry, a Jisc service at EDINA. The Keepers Registry provides the freely available means to discover which e-journals are being archived by participating ‘Keeper’ archiving agencies, and thereby helps to highlight those e-journals for which no arrangement is on record.
The Keepers network, the community of practitioners who contribute to the registry are committed to acting as the stewards of digital content and will work to support and encourage the actions identified in this statement.
Together, we invite others to support this call to action. If you or your organisation wishes to endorse this statement please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.