Portico preserves CrossRef metadata

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Portico will preserve CrossRef's bibliographic and reference metadata in the Portico archive.

'This agreement with Portico represents the most recent in a series of steps CrossRef has taken to implement our plan for long-term sustainability,' said Ed Pentz, CrossRef's executive director. 'For CrossRef DOIs to be persistent links CrossRef itself must be persistent as an organisation. We updated our membership terms to encourage member publishers to enter into archiving agreements for their own content and to ensure CrossRef can keep the bibliographic metadata even if publishers stop assigning DOIs or cease operations. We have implemented multiple resolution of CrossRef DOIs to enable links to several archive locations for "triggered" content that is no longer available from the publisher. And now, we will be able to take advantage of Portico's quality digital preservation services to archive our own data in the unlikely event that CrossRef itself should cease to function without a successor organisation in place.'