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The Keepers Registry

Posted by Marcus Zillman

The Keepers Registry

Over the last 25 years or so, the majority of large research libraries have transitioned from owning miles of shelves of bound volumes containing scholarly journal back issues, to subscribing to that same content in digital format. This has made archiving and preserving these digital files, or e-journals, of critical importance to scholars. The Keepers Registry is a collaborative effort committed to doing just that. Currently there are 12 participating agencies, including the Library of Congress, the British Library, Cariniana Network, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the HathiTrust, among others. The aim of the registry is to make it easier to see which archiving organization is taking responsibility for which e-journals, and to make it possible for librarians and policy makers to more easily identify e-journals that might be at risk. Since the beta version of the registry launched in 2011, over 32,000 journals have been archived by at least one of the participating archiving agencies. Follow The Keepers Registry blog at for more news and updates. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group –

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