Re: At ALA please [Fwd: [DIGLIB] encourage publishers to make their content "LOCKSS-able"] Carrie Eastman 07 Jun 2005 17:10 UTC

I just went to a seminar last Thursday, June 2, 2005.  Where Victoria
Reich, the Director and co-founder of LOCKSS did a presentation for ACRL
New England.  This is an amazing program.  They are really at the point
where the technology is in place.  They now need the customers (us) to
tell our publishers that we want them to support it.  Electronic
archives are part of our future, how soon we move into that future
partly depends upon how much we push for it now.  Tell your publishers
to support LOCKSS.

Carrie Eastman
Serials/ILL Assistant
Wheelock College Library

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Subject: [SERIALST] At ALA please [Fwd: [DIGLIB] encourage publishers to
make their content "LOCKSS-able"]

Please forgive duplication if you are on the other lists that got this
message, but I feel it's important to support LOCKSS and want to spread
the word.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        [DIGLIB] encourage publishers to make their content
Date:   Tue, 7 Jun 2005 07:38:05 -0500
From:   Eric Lease Morgan <>
To:     DigLib <>, Web4Lib

This conference season encourage publishers to make their content

LOCKSS is a potential solution to the problem of preserving and
archiving electronic serial literature. Libraries that run a LOCKSS box
can collect, own, and preserve for the long term a copy of the
electronic serials they subscribe to, but only if the publishers give
permission. For more information about LOCKSS see:

Many publishers have said they will give permission, but fewer have
added the necessary permission pages to their web sites allowing LOCKSS
computers access. Apparently publishers are not following through
because the library community has not expressed an interest.

When you see your publisher friends this conference season, please
encourage them to make their content LOCKSS-able.

Eric Lease Morgan
Head, Digital Access and Information Architecture Department University
Libraries of Notre Dame

(574) 631-8604

WLIC 71st IFLA General Conference and Council Oslo, Norway, 14-18 August
2005 "Libraries: A Voyage of Discovery"

Conference Information:

Lauren Corbett
Head of Acquisitions
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-2870
Ph: 404 712-1818