2011-03-11Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1108/07378831111117001
Archiving in the networked world
by the numbers
Philosophische Fakultät I
The purpose is to investigate: 1) how many journal titles are both in LOCKSS and in Portico? 2) what is the relationship of small publishers to LOCKSS/CLOCKSS and Portico? 2) what is the relationship of large publishers to LOCKSS/CLOCKSS and Portico? The article describes describes how data from Portico, LOCKSS, and CLOCKSS was cleaned and analyzed using Perl programs to discover duplications. The findings show a significant overlap among the archiving systems. It also shows that Portico has no bias against small publishers and that large publishers are as willing to choose the LOCKSS software as to choose Portico. LOCKSS does, however, archive many more small and arguably endangered publishers and may be the only economically viable choice for them. The push for greater transparency has made more and more data available. Both LOCKSS and Portico deserve commendation for providing the detailed lists of titles and publishers on which this article was based. Such data gives the library community an opportunity to build decisions about the long term digital future on firm and verifiable ground.