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ALCTS Supports "Urgent Action" Statement to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals
The ALCTS Board of Directors voted to endorse the statement "Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals." The vote joinsALCTS with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and other library organizations working to preserve the journals. In a letter of support to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and ACRL, ALCTS President Rosann Bazirjian wrote, "ALCTS understands that electronic resources present significant concerns regarding the preservation of materials and the long-term access to information.
As a result, new models of preservation need to be developed. Researchers and scholars need to know that the information they are using today will be available for consultation tomorrow. If libraries do not find ways of preserving our electronic resources, we face an uncertain future. ALCTS would like to encourage all libraries and academic partners to take action now to preserve our precious electronic journal collections."