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ERIC Number: ED501835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
Addressing the Uncertain Future of Preserving the Past: Towards a Robust Strategy for Digital Archiving and Preservation. Technical Report
Hoorens, Stijn; Rothenberg, Jeff; van Orange, Constantijn; van der Mandele, Martijn; Levitt, Ruth
RAND Corporation
Storing and curating authentic academic literature and making it accessible for the long term has been a time-honoured task of national libraries. By guarding existing knowledge and facilitating its use to produce new insights, national and university libraries have formed an integral part of the research environment, complementing the roles of other stakeholders such as researchers, publishers and funders. However, recently the digital revolution has modified fundamentally the way that research results are circulated, reviewed, accessed and preserved. Hitherto established models of market dynamics and stewardship need to be rethought and part of the responsibilities of national libraries redefined. This document examines key determinants of the sustainable digital preservation of scholarly records, with specific reference to developing a robust approach to the archiving of such records at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Netherlands. Six appendixes include: (1) Summary of key assumptions underpinning the e-Depot strategy; (2) List of interviewees; (3) The technological basis for digital preservation; (4) 12 e-journal archives compared; (5) Stakeholders' views and positions on scholarly communication and publishing; and (6) Stakeholders' views and positions on preservation. (Contains 67 footnotes, 11 figures, and 10 tables.) [The research described in this report was prepared for the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. For related research brief, "Digital Preservation: The Uncertain Future of Saving the Past," see ED501767. For Executive Summary, see ED501769.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: RAND Europe
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands