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LOCKSS is a unique digital preservation solution that enables libraries to easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copy of authorized e-content. LOCKSS Alliance members who subscribe to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Fourth Edition, at PsychiatryOnline.com will have access to this e-book in perpetuity. The Fourth Edition of Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry is being made available for LOCKSS preservation in conjunction with the March 2008 release of the new Fifth Edition to current subscribers at www.PsychiatryOnline.com, the book-and-journal portal from APPI.


"We are thrilled to support APPI in its endeavor to preserve for future generations, not simply its world-class e-journals on the LOCKSS system, but also this important digital textbook. Through these actions, APPI helps libraries fulfill their role as custodians of scholarly content," says Vicky Reich, LOCKSS Director.


“We feel lucky to have the LOCKSS system as a preservation solution,” says Pam Harley, Director of e-Publishing Strategy at APPI, “and to be able to extend their innovative and collaborative approach beyond our journals to our key online textbooks, making sure they remain accessible for generations to come.”


About LOCKSS (www.lockss.org):


The LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Program was started a decade ago by Stanford University Libraries to address the challenges of preserving digital scholarly content.  Today LOCKSS is a thriving international community-based initiative with libraries and publishers working together with the shared goal to preserve e-content for the long-term. More than 200 leading scholarly publishers have granted permission for its content to be preserved by LOCKSS Alliance members.


About American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (www.appi.org; www.psychiatryonline.com):


American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI) is the world’s premier publisher of books, journals, and multimedia on psychiatry, mental health, and behavioral science. APPI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association and the publisher of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). APPI’s web portal at www.PsychiatryOnline.com offers site license access to DSM-IV-TR, Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders and other textbooks, and journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry.


For more information, please contact:

Pam Harley, Director of e-Publishing Strategy, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., [log in to unmask], 703.907.7870; Amy Kohrman, Marketing Manager, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Stanford University Libraries, [log in to unmask], 650.721.5838