24 January 2017

The Keepers Registry – Who is Ensuring Long-Term Access to Scholarly and Cultural Content?


The Keepers Registry – Who is Ensuring Long-Term Access to Scholarly and Cultural Content?

I didn’t know about The Keepers Registry until I read this piece in The Signal (The Keepers Registry: Ensuring the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record), via The Signal (a blog of The Library of Congress).

The Keepers Registry acts as a global monitor on the archiving arrangements for electronic journals.

The Keepers Registry was developed by EDINA, a centre for digital expertise and online service delivery at the University of Edinburgh, and the ISSN International Centre in Paris. It was first developed as outcome of the Jisc-funded Piloting an E-journals Preservation Registry Service (PEPRS) project, and the beta service first launched in 2011. There is further background information on the PEPRS project website.

The Keepers are the participating archiving agencies acting as stewards of digital content. There are currently twelve participating agencies. Each agency runs a programme for the archiving of e-journals and is making metadata on the journals in their programme available to the Keepers Registry.

Several of the “keepers” are new to me archives.


It’s always great to read about records preservation.


What other projects are you aware of beyond whose goal is to preserve scholarly and cultural content?







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