Ensuring the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record

Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record is a statement that outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long term accessibility of digital scholarship.

Addressing publishers, research libraries and national libraries, the statement sets out a series of recommended activities that they can undertake to support archiving and preservation initiatives. Published in four languages, it represents the consensus of preservation specialists, archivists, librarians and technologists, who participated in an invited workshop held as part of the Keepers Extra project in Paris on the 6th and 7th of June 2016.

Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record (English)

OEuvrer ensemble pour garantir la pérennité des publications scientifiques numériques (French)

Trabalhando Juntos para Garantir o Futuro do Registro Acadêmico Digital (Portuguese)

Trabajando Juntos para Garantizar el Futuro del Registro Académico Digital (Spanish)

通力合作保障数字学术记录的未来获取 (Chinese)

The Keepers network, the community of practitioners around the registry who are committed to acting as the stewards of digital content, will work to support and encourage the actions identified in this statement. Together, we invite others to support this call to action.

Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record has been endorsed by the following organisations:

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Open Scholarship Support, UK (2 November 2021)

Faculdad De Ciencias De La Comunicacion Turismo Y Psicologia, Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Faculty Of Communication Sciences Tourism And Psychology, University of San Martín de Porres), Perù, (22 January 2020)

King’s College London, UK (18th August 2016)

Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC), Australia (18th August 2016)

Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), Canada (19th August 2016)

Rede Cariniana (IBICT) (Cariniana Network), Brazil (8th Sept 2016)

The Ivy Plus Libraries Collections Group, United States( 2nd December 2016) The Ivy Plus Libraries is a partnership of 13 leading academic research libraries comprising Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and Yale.

International Alliance of Research Library Associations (12th December 2016)

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, United States (21st March 2017)

The Library of Congress, United States (18th April 2017)

If you or your organisation wishes to endorse this statement please write to newkeepers@issn.org