The DOAJ project aims to keep OA journals on the web

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The DOAJ project aims to keep OA journals on the web

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) provided an update on Project JASPER (The Logs Are Preserved Forever)which began in 2020 as a collaboration between the DOAJ, CLOCKSS, Internet Archive, Keepers Registry, and the Public Knowledge Project “to begin to address the issue of open access journals disappearing from the web.”

DOAJ notes, “Originally a scoping exercise, the first phase then saw project partners design, implement and test a process for workflow efficiency, capacity and usability. Articles from a number of journals have been ingested and documentation has been updated. Along the way, knowledge has been gained and valuable lessons learned. … The next step for the Jasper project is a fundraising campaign to enable us to support even more journals and include more preservation agencies.

For a list of positive results and challenges raised by the project, read the blog post.

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