University of California Press Journals + Digital Publishing Implements New Features for Libraries: RefWorks & LOCKSS

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Implementation of improved reference management tools and inclusion in LOCKSS Archiving & Preservation System addresses library needs

University of California Press Journals + Digital Publishing Division is pleased to announce that its Caliber ( and AnthroSource ( online content platforms are now compatible with RefWorks citation manager. Also, AnthroSource will be made available for archiving through LOCKSS which ensures the long-term preservation and security for the over 40,000 articles that are a part of the premier online resource for anthropologists. In the short time since the launch of both sites, the Press has made a number of improvements and refinements as a response to customer demand. The addition of RefWorks to the existing roster of citation managers and the participation in LOCKSS comes as a result of requests from users and librarians and highlights the Press's commitment to providing user-friendly content that is secure.

RefWorks allows for the easy management of references and quick generation of bibliographies and footnotes. These tools dramatically reduce the reference management burden on scholars and researchers, decrease the chance of errors, and offer significant flexibility when making changes.

LOCKSS (for "Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe") is open source software that provides librarians with an easy and inexpensive way to collect, store, preserve, and provide access to their own, local copy of authorized content they purchase. Running on standard desktop hardware LOCKSS converts a personal computer into a digital preservation appliance, creating low-cost, persistent, accessible copies of e-journal content as it is published.

With the growth of digital collections, there is an increasing need to ensure the longevity of electronic archives. Smaller publishers also face the challenge of keeping pace with these sophisticated technological requirements. LOCKSS resolves both these issues.

"It's always important to listen to our customer's changing needs and maintaining electronic resources is a an area of concern for librarians. Joining LOCKSS is an excellent solution: it helps UC Press keep pace with technological demands and continue to meet our customers' requirements," says Rachel Lee, University of California Press Library Relations Specialist. "RefWorks is a very popular citation manager and we've had many requests to add this functionality to AnthroSource. We strive to make our content as user-friendly as possible; RefWorks represents another step in this direction."

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Established in 1893, University of California Press is one of the most reputable and distinguished university publishers in the United States. UC Press publishes a full spectrum of distinguished works, from inventive first books by young academics to journals expressing the results of the research and creative thinking of many of the world's foremost scholars. The Journals and Digital Publishing Division of the Press currently publishes over 50 scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with concentrations in musicology, history, cultural studies, sociology, law, and area studies. The Journals and Digital Publishing Division has publishing partnerships with a number of scholarly societies, including the American Anthropological Association, with which UC Press has launched AnthroSource®, an innovative digital collection of core anthropological scholarship.


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