Oberwolfach Leibniz Archive for Mathematics (OLAM)

Together with the Technische Informationsbibliothek Hannover (TIB) ‒ German National Library of Science and Technology we are preparing the development of a “Dark Archive” for the long-term archiving of mathematical journals. Journals of publishers who not yet participate in one of the major international portals such as Portico or CLOCKSS are to be archived. This is to ensure that the contents of these journals remain permanently available electronically, even beyond the existence of the publishers. The publishers International Press and IMPAN (Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences) have already been acquired as project partners.

Participating Publishers:

Portico and CLOCKSS

The MFO has also been a member of Portico and CLOCKSS since the beginning of 2017. Portico (www.portico.org) is a centrally-organized service that has been archiving e-journals, e-books and so-called “d-collections” (digitized historical collections) since 2006 on behalf of publishers. In defined cases Portico grants access to these to participating libraries. Portico is part of Ithaca, a non-profit organization that also runs JSTOR.

CLOCKSS (clockss.org) offers a service similar to that of Portico, however, contents which are only accessible via CLOCKSS, are made freely available on the internet, i.e. they are not only available to the participating institutions.