National Academy of Sciences is 150 years old





Editorial by NAS President Ralph Cicerone
An editorial by NAS President Ralph Cicerone will appear in the March 19 print edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. On the occasion of NAS’s 150th year of service to the nation, Cicerone discusses the missions and work of the Academy and not only its historical significance but also its value in the future.”

 What’s New @ The National Academies, Monday, March 12, 2013  

In other news from Knowledgespeak Newsletter, today: the Proceedings of the NAS will be stored in Portico.  As an electronic archiving service provider, Portico will act as a perpetual access mechanism for this title.

Print Archives Preservation Registry now online

US Print Archives Preservation Registry now online – 06 Aug 2012

The Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) has announced that it is now available online at The registry is designed to support archiving and management of serial collections by providing detailed information about titles, holdings, and terms and conditions of the major print archiving programs.

PAPR now includes a searchable database, tab-delimited reports for download, and the simultaneous display of title and holdings information from multiple print archiving programmes, including the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC), and CRL’s JSTOR archive. It also references titles held in digital format by Portico and CLOCKSS. Most of the records included at this time are for the WEST project archives.

The California Digital Library (CDL) is CRL’s PAPR development partner. Additional advisory services were provided by CRL consultant Lizanne Payne and Ithaka S+R. This first phase focused on developing a data analysis system for WEST and on using the standards developed by the OCLC print archives disclosure pilot project to transmit data via the MARC field 583. The next phase will address additional functional, data and user needs.

At this time the registry is a work in progress; its usefulness will depend upon input and participation by the CRL community. CRL welcomes all ideas and feedback.

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Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, Aug. 6, 2012

American Institute of Physics to secure all journals in dark archive


Melville, NY, June 12, 2009 – "The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today that online versions of all its journals will soon reside in the dark archive, CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), a joint venture by libraries and publishers committed to ensuring long-term access to scholarly publications in digital format. CLOCKSS will make AIP content freely available in the event that AIP is no longer able to provide access." 

"CLOCKSS creates a secure, multi-site archive of web-published content that can be tapped into to provide ongoing access to researchers worldwide, free of charge."

"The American Institute of Physics is a federation of 10 physical science societies representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific information in physics. Offering full-solution publishing services for physics scientific societies and for similar organizations in science and engineering, AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals. AIP publishes its own

12 journals (many of which have the highest impact factors in their category); two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings. Its online publishing platform Scitation hosts nearly two million articles from more than 185 scholarly journals, and other publications of 28 learned society publishers."


Portico Archive now holds 10 million articles


US Ten million journal articles preserved within Portico archive06 Feb 2009

"Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that more than 10 million journal articles are preserved within the Portico archive. Launched in 2005 with support from JSTOR, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ithaka, and the Library of Congress, Portico provides a permanent archive of scholarly literature published in electronic form.

The Portico archive is supported by both publishers and libraries and is increasingly central to the digital preservation and permanent access strategies of institutions around the world.

The growth of the archive underscores the importance of preservation archives in facilitating a secure transition from print to electronic collections. At the close of 2008, 68 publishers producing journals and e-books on behalf of hundreds of scholarly societies participated in Portico and have entrusted over 8,200 journal titles and 4,600 e-books to the archive. Libraries from the global community have been equally supportive of Portico with nearly 500 current participants from 13 countries.

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Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter

PORTICO adds Thieme’s publications to its Archive

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"a digital preservation service for the scholarly community"

"With the inclusion of Thieme’s publications, over 8,200 e-journals and 4,400 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. The complete list of e-journals is available at and a list of participating publishers is available at"

From:   the Associate Director of Library Relations, Portico