The Journals are
- Developing Mental Health
- Community Ear and Hearing Health
- Community Dermatology
- Repair & Reconstruction
Since UKSG is now in progress, I wondered if I could challenge UKSG on what it (or we, the community) can and/or should and/or will do about this! Would there be any opportunity in the programme to discuss this? (BTW unfortunately I am not able to come to Torquay, so I'm niggling, and indeed watching the #uksg tweets, from a distance.)
Options for action that I can see include
a) some kind of sponsored crawl by Internet ArchivePS this blog entry is based on an email sent to the conference organisers and others, unfortunately after the conference has started. I have already had one response, from the BL, suggesting they would discuss with their journals people...
b) an emergency sponsored crawl by UKWAC or one of its participants (which may of course already have happened),
c) an urgent approach by a group of those participating in LOCKSS for the charity to join the programme (which may be stymied by lack of development effort and time), would only make available to participants, I think
d) Ditto for CLOCKSS, which at least might have the resources to make available publicly on a continuing basis,
e) sponsored ingest into something like Portico; again, only available to participants as I understand it
f) tacitly suggest libraries grab copies of the 18 or so PDFs, or
g) get a group of libraries to offer to host a historical archive of the titles for the charity...
h) appraise the titles as not worth preserving, and consign to the bitbin of history
i) ummm, errr, dither...