Keepers Extra

Keepers Extra is a 2-year project to optimize the benefit of the Keepers Registry service to UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The project is funded by Jisc and began on 1 August 2014.

In September 2015, EDINA and the ISSN IC hosted a workshop in Edinburgh. Following the conference ‘Taking the Long View: International Perspectives on E-Journal Archiving‘, the workshop brought together representatives of archiving agencies, national libraries and digital preservation initiatives to discuss potential international collaboration focused on improving archival coverage of e-journal preservation coverage. Download the Workshop Report.

Why Keepers Extra?

To maximize the potential value of Keepers Registry to libraries, preservation agencies and publishers through greater international collaboration.

Keepers Extra has four key themes:

  • Governance and Strategy: Design an international governance, oversight, outreach and advocacy framework so that the Keepers Registry service is viewed as a trusted sustainable service, and information about archiving coverage can be surfaced as the basis for shared international responsibility.
  • Safe Places Network: Help to understand and improve preservation coverage by establishing a ‘Safe Places Network’, an international stakeholder working group with a strategic remit to improve archiving coverage.
  • Tools for Libraries and Publishers: Engage with the library and publisher community to ensure that the Keepers Registry service provides a rich and effective toolkit for ejournal archiving.  Our goal is to provide tools and reports needed to inform planning and management of long-term access to journals.
  • Research and Development: Research, prototype and introduce improved data quality and service workflows so that Keepers Registry features and reports are as clear and comprehensive as possible.

Who is involved with Keepers Extra?

Keepers Extra is managed by EDINA and Jisc. We are forming a series of community working groups to explore library and archiving agency needs, priorities and constraints.

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