CLOCKSS announces preservation of Crossref metadata

« Today the CLOCKSS Archive – the long-term preservation service for scholarly content — announced that the CLOCKSS system will preserve all Crossref metadata.

The Crossref system contains bibliographic information for 97 million scholarly articles and book content, and growing by ~2 million each year. Crossref is the underlying infrastructure for several crucial features of scholarly publishing, such as reference linking, plagiarism checking, and provenance and license information.

“It is important for any infrastructure service to have backup plans in place,” said Crossref Executive Director, Ed Pentz. “Combined with other archival services, by preserving our metadata in the CLOCKSS Archive, we are ensuring that we have a strong contingency plan, as part of our commitment to persistence of the scholarly record for the long-term.” (…) »