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Online access to Brief Treatment & Crisis Intervention to be available through preservation services

27 April 2009

Oxford Journals announced today that the journal Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, which has been discontinued, will be accessible through two preservation services: CLOCKSS and Portico.

Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention ceased publication at the end of 2008. Archival content from volume 1, issue 1 (2001) to volume 8, issue 4 (2008) will be removed from the Oxford Journals online platform on Monday 1st June. Oxford Journals’ preservation partners – CLOCKSS and Portico – will provide access to the title and take responsibility for its ongoing long-term preservation.

For libraries participating in one or both of these services, access to Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention will be available via the CLOCKSS and Portico websites. Access will remain available on the Oxford Journals online platform until Monday 1st June 2009 in order to allow for a smooth transition period. Redirects will be set up from the Oxford Journals platform to these archives to further ease the transition for libraries and their users.


Oxford Journals joined Portico and CLOCKSS in 2006. Through these services, Oxford Journals and other publishers are working hand-in-hand with the library community to ensure their publications are digitally preserved and remain accessible over time.

Fiona Kearney, Director for UK Business Development and Rights at Oxford University Press, commented: ‘We are proud to participate in these preservation initiatives so that readers of this journal can continue to access archival content even after it has ceased publication and to ensure the continuity of the electronic scholarly record.’

‘The importance of reliable, long-term digital preservation is more evident each day,’ noted Eileen Fenton, Executive Director of Portico. ‘Titles cease publication, and yet libraries need continued access with minimal disruption and effort. Portico exists to meet precisely this need, and we are glad to provide easy, user-friendly, campus-wide access to Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention for the nearly 500 libraries participating in Portico’.

Gordon Tibbitts, Co-Chair of the CLOCKSS board was pleased that ‘the CLOCKSS organization has triggered for the world to access the content of Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention. The CLOCKSS community, which includes leading library and publishing organizations, was formed specifically to fulfil the need for ubiquitous and inexpensive long-term scholarly content archiving. We are tremendously pleased that our solution has worked so well.'

Notes to editors

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CLOCKSS, or Controlled LOCKSS, is among the premier preservation organizations today. A unique not-for-profit joint venture founded by top research libraries and publishers, CLOCKSS is committed to ensuring long lives for its web-based scholarly publications. Because CLOCKSS participants govern the archive themselves, they have greater influence over the industry policies and practices that impact them the most. Built on open source LOCKSS ™ (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) technology, the CLOCKSS archive comprises geographically dispersed nodes located at 12 major research libraries, into which nearly 60% of the world's e-content is ingested and preserved. Read more about CLOCKSS

Portico preserves scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensures that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students. More than 14,300 e-journals and e-books have been promised to the Portico archive which is supported by nearly 500 libraries worldwide and 70 publishers representing hundreds of scholarly societies and associations. Portico is a part of Ithaka, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to advance scholarship and teaching in sustainable ways.