Preservation – resources and links

Preserving the scholarly record for generations to come

  • Briefing paper on Archiving and Preservation of E-journals >> March 6, 2007. A beiefing paper from the JISC explains the main issues related to the preservation responsibility of e-journals and the differences between Perpetual access, archiving and long-term preservation. It also looks at the role of legal deposit and institutional and open access repositories. The briefing paper in addition examines a number of currently available e-journal archiving options, including LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, Portico and PubMed Central.
  • Conference addresses archiving and preservation of e-journals >> March 28, 2007. Report on a conference on digital preservartion held at the British Library
  • Digital Preservation – The uncertain future of saving the past >> A research briefing on the preservation of digital objects from the RAND organisation
  • Long-term preservation of Open Access Journals >> The Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) from Lund University Libraries and the e-Depot of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) are cooperating in order to secure long-term preservation of open access journals.
  • e Cycle Information for E-Literature (LIFE) >> A collaboration between University College London (UCL) and the British Library, the LIFE Project has developed a methodology to model the digital lifecycle and calculate the costs of preserving digital information for the next 5, 10 or 100 years. For the first time, organisations can apply this process and plan effectively for the preservation of their digital collections.
  • LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) >> An international non-profit community initiative providing tools and support for libraries to preserve web-published materials.
  • CLOCKSS >> CLOCKSS, based on the LOCKSS system, addresses the archive problem by creating a secure, multi-sited archive of web-published content that can be tapped into as necessary to provide ongoing access to researchers worldwide ‘for free’. It is essentially a ‘dark archive’ equivalent of LOCKSS
  • PARSE.Insight - INSIGHT into issues of Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe >> The EU-project “PARSE.Insight – INSIGHT into issues of Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe” started its work in March 2008. Its areas of activity include long-term digital preservation, the provision of raw scientific data and its links to publications. The aim of PARSE.Insight is to draw up a roadmap and recommendations to support the e-Infrastructure for the digital preservation
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