Day/Time: Thursday, May 13, 4:00 PM to 5 PM


  • Craig Van Dyck, outgoing Executive Director, CLOCKSS Archive
  • Jasmine Mulliken, Stanford University Press
  • Alicia Wise, incoming Executive Director, CLOCKSS Archive


Library Publishers are aware of the importance of long-term digital presentation. In fact, librarians are the primary champions of preservation. However, many library publishers have not yet established a formal solution for preserving their content, including new forms of content that present preservation challenges.

This session will speak in general terms about digital preservation options that may be appropriate for library publishers. And the session will use Stanford University Press’s digital publishing program as a case study of the challenges faced by academy-led publishing, and how to think about preservation of these new types of interactive scholarly works that include multi-modal, dynamic, user-driven elements. A contributor to Educopia’s 2018 Library Publishing Curriculum, SUP’s digital program has advocated for the inclusion of preservation considerations early in a publication’s development. Their experiences identifying and applying preservation solutions before, during, and after a project’s publication shed light on the real challenges that publishers of complex digital content face.

Each presentation will be 20 minutes, leaving 20 minutes for Q&A. The presentations will include interactive polls to get input from the audience, which can be used to seed the Q&A session.

CLOCKSS is a robust and stable digital preservation system that serves the scholarly community. The CLOCKSS presentation will cover the basics of long-term preservation of digital scholarly content, and will survey the landscape of appropriate preservation options – not only CLOCKSS, but the Public Knowledge Project Preservation Network (PKP PN) and others.

The Stanford University Press presentation will describe the Press’s Mellon-funded digital publishing initiative and the challenges faced, as well as the Press’s experiences as a participant in a follow-on Mellon-funded project that focuses on the preservation of enhanced e-books.