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December 1, 2010, Bloomington, IN – Legal Information Preservation Alliance
(LIPA) and Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) are pleased to announce that
they have partnered to create the Law Review Preservation Program: the first
comprehensive long-term archiving solution for law reviews published online.

With funding and support from LIPA, law reviews published on bepress’s
Digital Commons platform can be automatically archived in CLOCKSS, an
international dark archive for long-term preservation. Law reviews will join
thousands of journals in CLOCKSS, from publishers such as Elsevier,
Springer, and Nature, as well as all Berkeley Electronic Press journals. The
first law schools to join the program are American University,
archiving *American
University International Law Review*, *The Modern American,* and *Sustainable
Development Law and Policy*, and Boston College, archiving *Boston College
Law Review*.

Margaret Maes, Executive Director of LIPA, said  “We are pleased to support
the preservation of electronic law review content in a dark archive through
this partnership with bepress and CLOCKSS. This is another step in our
efforts to find long-term solutions to the problem of digital preservation
of legal information, and we hope that Digital Commons subscribers will take
advantage of the program by making their law reviews available through the
Digital Commons.”

Content in CLOCKSS is preserved with award-winning LOCKSS technology. In the
event that a law review is no longer available from any university or
publisher, it will be triggered from CLOCKSS under an open-access Creative
Commons license, guaranteeing that law review articles will remain in the
public domain forever. The CLOCKSS archive is distributed across twelve
geographically and geopolitically diverse archive nodes, located at major
libraries across North America, Europe, and Asia, and is governed by the
community of participating libraries and publishers.

Berkeley Electronic Press CEO and President Jean-Gabriel Bankier said, “We
feel strongly that law reviews deserve the same state-of-the-art
preservation as all digital publications, and are very pleased to partner
with LIPA and CLOCKSS on a program that brings preservation within the reach
of all law reviews.”

About LIPA

The Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) is a non-profit
consortium of academic, federal, state and public law libraries working on
projects to preserve print and electronic legal information. It provides the
opportunity for libraries to work collaboratively on preservation projects
at lower cost and to take advantage of the partnerships created by the

About Berkeley Electronic Press

Founded by professors in 1999, Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) publishes
peer-reviewed electronic journals and develops software for the next
generation of scholarly publishing. The bepress journals collection,
Research*Now*, redefines what scholarly journals can do today, with fast and
high quality peer review at sustainable prices. The bepress open-access
institutional repository platform, Digital Commons, is the world's leading
hosted IR, featuring an innovative suite of publishing and software services
that empowers scholarly communities to showcase and share their works for
maximum impact.


CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not for profit joint venture between the
world’s leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is
to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which
to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the
benefit of the greater global research community.

Margaret K. Maes
Executive Director
Legal Information Preservation Alliance
P. O. Box 5266
Bloomington, IN  47407
Phone: 812-822-2773
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