The Keepers Registry



ROAD resources covered by The Keepers Registry:

Name: The Keepers Registry (formerly known by project name, PEPRS)

Category of service: Registries

Owner:  The Keepers Registry is operated by EDINA, the national data service centre at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and the ISSN International Centre in Paris (France) thanks to the financial support of JISC (UK).

Creation date: 2011


Presentation: The Keepers Registry stores information about e-journal preservation activity by archiving agencies cross-checked against the ISSN Register; as such it acts as a global monitor (or meta-registry) on the archiving arrangements for electronic serials having ISSN. As of November 2013, 10 archiving agencies contribute to the Keepers Registry: national libraries (The British Library (UK), e-Depot (Netherlands), National Science Library/Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Library of Congress; research library cooperatives (Archaeology Data Service (UK), Global LOCKSS Network (U.S.A), HathiTrust (U.S.A), Scholars Portal (Canada); web-scale initiatives (CLOCKSS Archive  and Portico).

Disciplines covered: multidisciplinary

Type of resources covered: e-serials, mainly scholarly and cultural journals in electronic form

Geographic coverage: international

Number of publications covered: 22 000+

Requirements for participating in the Keepers Registry:

This is a registry for organizations that hold e-serial content with intent to archive for the long term. It is also a showcase for the ‘Keepers of digital content that libraries and publishers should contact to ensure preservation of e-journal content.
Archiving agencies willing to participate in the Keepers Registry should send a e-mail to:


Last update: November 2013