The Keepers Registry service provides easily accessible information about the archiving arrangements for electronic journals.

The Keepers Registry is an output of the JISC funded project, Piloting an E-journals Preservation Registry Service (PEPRS), and was first launched as a beta service in 2011.

This blog will be used to keep users up to date with the development of the Keepers Registry service, and will contain news of interest and service release notes.

The Keepers are the participating archiving agencies which are acting as stewards of digital content. Each of these agencies runs a programme for the archiving of e-journals and is making metadata on the journals in their programme available to the Keepers Registry. The data supplied by the agencies is linked to the authoritative bibliographic information obtained from the ISSN Register.

EDINA, a national data centre based at the University of Edinburgh, has developed the service along with its partner in the project, the ISSN International Centre in Paris. The ISSN IC has made available the ISSN Register, which contains bibliographic metadata for all journals that have been assigned an ISSN.


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