26 April 2010 Euston Road, London | British Library

The benefits of online access to scholarly journal content are now taken for granted but there are threats to continuity of such access.  Clarity is needed on who is doing what, what has been agreed, and what mechanisms exist for continued access, with shared responsibility for the material support and sustainability of archiving and access schemes.

The threats of digital preservation are becoming well known and the community of researchers and librarians look to policy makers and funders for assurance that archiving schemes can be made viable: that content will continue to exist. There is now growing and urgent concern about assurance of access to back content should budget restrictions result in subscription cancellations: that there is 'post-cancellation access'. Following several reports and studies a variety of archiving agencies and schemes have emerged to assist libraries and publishers manage these risks – but the options can seem confusing.

This one-day workshop, jointly sponsored by the DPC, EDINA and JISC brings together those responsible for e-journal strategy and archiving action in the UK. The aim is to share information on collaborative activities and identify basis for action at institutional, national and international levels.

The event is free of charge, but places are limited so early reservation is recommended. Priority registration will be offered to DPC Members and members of the UK LOCKSS Alliance.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about new and emerging tools for managing E-journal content.
  • Help to shape policy on E-journal preservation and access.
  • Share your own concerns and aspirations for preservation and access.
  • Find out what other institutions are doing.
  • Anticipate the evolution of a rapidly changing field.
  • Contribute your expertise to the ongoing discussion.

Who are the sponsors?

  • The Digital Preservation Coalition is a not-for profit membership organisation whose primary objective is to raise awareness of the importance of the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues. Its vision is to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow.
  • EDINA is the national data centre based at the University of Edinburgh.EDINA delivers support for the UK LOCKSS Alliance, a cooperative activity by UK libraries committed to identify, negotiate, and build local archives of material that librarians and academic scholars deem significant.  It also acts as an open access platform for 'orphaned content'  for CLOCKSS (of which the University of Edinburgh is the Archive Node in Europe) and works in partnership with ISSN-IC and JISC Collections in the PEPRS and PeCAN projects.
  • JISC promotes and supports the innovative use of digital technologies for the benefit of UK colleges and universities and helps to maintain the UK’s position as a global leader in education. JISC provides: a world-class network; funding for ground-breaking technical development;access to electronic resources; new environments for learning, teaching and research; guidance on institutional change; advisory and consultancy services; and regional support services.

Programme (this programme may be subject to changes)

Registration, tea & coffee
Session One: Setting the Agenda (Chaired by Neil Grindley, JISC)
Welcome and introduction
Dr William Kilbride, DPC
Tony Kidd, Glasgow University Library
Peter Burnhill, EDINA
Nancy McGovern, ICPSR
Coffee & Tea
Session Two: Policy and Action (Chaired by Peter Burnhill, EDINA)
Responsibility and Policy in Action at the UK National Level [no slides were used for this presentation]
Derek Law
Lorraine Estelle, JISC collections
12:20- 12:40
David Tempest, ELSEVIER
Michael Jubb, RIN
Session Three: Improving the UK Response (Chaired by William Kilbride, DPC)
Gordon Tibbitts, CLOCKSS
Eileen Fenton, Portico
Lee-Ann Coleman, British Library
Adam Rusbridge, UK LOCKSS Alliance
Panel Session:
Considering Academic Library Policy
Paul Gemmill, RCUK, RLUK/SCONUL, JISC, Elsevier.
William Kilbride, DPC

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