9 July 2020
The ISSN International Centre has been contributing to the Keepers Registry (keepers.issn.org) since its inception and started hosting it on the ISSN Portal in December 2019.
Keepers Registry acts as a global monitor on the archiving arrangements for digital and digitized continuing resources. It has three main purposes:
- To enable librarians and policy makers to find out who is looking after what e-content, how, and with what terms of access.
- To highlight e-journals which are still “at risk of loss” and need to be archived.
- To showcase the archiving organisations around the world, i.e. the Keepers, which provide the digital shelves for access to content over the long term.
The ISSN International Centre wants to set up a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that will meet twice a year, oversee the development of the service and submit plans to the ISSN IC Governing Board. Core TAC membership is to comprise three representatives from the Keeper organisations and three volunteers from the user community, i.e. representatives from libraries’ and/or publishers’ associations, plus the ISSN IC Director (ex officio).
If digital preservation and serial publishing are key issues for the association you represent and you want to share ideas and opportunities, please contact Gaelle Bequet (firstname.lastname@example.org) to submit your candidacy for the TAC.