Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record is a statement that outlines the actions required to tackle the challenges of preserving and ensuring the long term accessibility of digital scholarship.
Initially released in August 2016, the statement sets out a series of recommended activities that publishers, research libraries and national libraries can undertake to support archiving and preservation initiatives. Published in four languages, it represents the consensus of preservation specialists, archivists, librarians and technologists, who participated in an invited workshop held as part of the Keepers Extra project in Paris on the 6th and 7th of June 2016.
The statement has already been endorsed by the following organisations:
- The Library of Congress, United States (18th April 2017)
- Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, United States (21st March 2017)
- International Alliance of Research Library Associations (12th December 2016)
- The Ivy Plus Libraries Collections Group, United States (2nd December 2016)
- Rede Cariniana Network (IBICT), Brazil (8th September 2016)
- Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), Canada (19th August 2016)
- Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC), Australia (18th August 2016)
- King’s College London, UK (18th August 2016)
We invite other organisations to endorse the statement and lend their support to this call to action. If you or your organisation wishes to endorse this statement please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.