Springer Joins LOCKSS – Berkeley Will Benefit

The LOCKSS Program is pleased to announce Springer’s participation in the Global LOCKSS Network.

Springer has committed for LOCKSS preservation nearly 42,000 e-books; more than 2000 e-journals, 174 eReference works, and 22,000 Protocols. By implementing a library ownership model, Springer is enabling libraries to fulfill a core library mission – to build and preserve digital library collections.

The LOCKSS Program balances the needs of libraries and publishers to access and preserve important scholarly materials over time. LOCKSS libraries have perpetual access to content preserved in their institution’s LOCKSS Box. Note, the Library maintains a LOCKSS box and will have preservation access to all content that Springer commits.

Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, publishing around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year. It has the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide, and the largest business-to-business publisher in the German language.

The LOCKSS Program is a unit of the Stanford University Libraries. Founded in 1998 libraries are building and preserving general collections in the Global LOCKSS Network. Approximately 450 publishers have committed their content for LOCKSS preservation. Libraries are using Private LOCKSS Network to preserve government documents (Digital Federal Depository Library Program), data sets, and special collections materials. See www.lockss.org