Plenary III: e-Journal Archiving

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Session Moderator: Anne Kenney, Senior Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Assessment, Cornell University Library.


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    LOCKSS: Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe
    Reich, Victoria (2006-10-27T17:19:01Z)
    People with responsibility for scholarly assets agree that digital preservation is important. Tomorrow's readers will need today's materials; without preservation they won't exist. Librarians and publishers are asking two fundamental questions: From this moment on, who will have custody of society's electronic information? From this moment on, who will control and govern society's electronic archival assets? With LOCKSS over 150 libraries and over 80 publishers are working together to ensure no one organization has control over our intellectual heritage. By ensuring libraries can build collections and retain their role as long-term memory organizations in the electronic environment LOCKSS avoids the social hazards of centrally controlled information. With CLOCKSS 12 large publishers and seven libraries are working towards similar goals. For over 8 years the OAIS-compliant, format-agnostic, open source LOCKSS system has been demonstrating it can ingest a wide range of web content, audit and repair it to ward off damage and attacks, and transparently deliver it to readers with transparent on-access format migration. []
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    The International e-Depot: e-Journal Archiving at the National Library of the Netherlands
    Oltmans, Erik (2006-10-27T17:16:59Z)
    Electronic journals dominate the field of academic literature, and it is of great importance to the international scientific community that this electronic intellectual output remains accessible in perpetuity. It is uncertain, however, whether the traditional model, based on national deposits and geographical frontiers, will be able to guarantee the long-term safety of the international academic output in a digital form. Academic literature is produced by multinational publishers, and has often no longer a country of origin that can be easily identified and thus no obvious guardian. Hence, in the traditional model there is a huge risk of academic records being lost forever. A systematic and more concentrated approach is needed to address this unacceptable risk. In this presentation we discuss the policy and ambitions of the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB) regarding digital archiving of electronic publications. We discuss three possible threats against permanent access, and we propose a coordinated and systematic approach to address these risks: the Safe Places Network. This paper also includes a comprehensive overview of the e-Depot system and the KB approaches to digital preservation.
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    Portico: An Electronic Archiving Service
    Fenton, Eileen (2006-10-27T17:14:49Z)
    The work of the academy ? research and teaching ? is not possible without reliable access to the accumulated scholarship of the past. One component of this scholarly record, academic journals, is increasingly electronic ? and fragile ? and its future accessibility is a growing concern. The recent statement "Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals" endorsed by leading libraries and organizations such as ARL, ALCTS and others underscores the urgency of this community need. But the scale and complexity of the technology infrastructure, specialized expertise and quality control processes necessary to preserve electronic resources exceeds that which can be supported by any individual library or institutional budget. This presentation will provide a brief history of Portico, the not-for-profit electronic archiving service developed in response to the library community's need for a robust, reliable means to preserve electronic scholarly journals. Portico was initiated by JSTOR and has been developed with the initial support of Ithaka, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Library of Congress. Portico's mission is to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and to ensure that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students. In addition to an overview of the Portico service and access model developed with input from publishers and libraries, the presentation will include an update on library and publisher participation and the status of Portico's archival operations.