[Irtalk] Digital Preservation Strategies for Digital Content

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Thu Jul 30 11:22:27 SAST 2015

Dear Colleagues

HEI and research libraries all over the world have to guarantee that digital content owned by them are digitally preserved for the long term, using some kind of dark archive<http://preservationmatters.blogspot.com/2013/05/light-dark-and-dim-archives-what-are.html>. This is in addition to the content management systems (e.g. OJS<https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/>) used to increase access and visibility.

Some digital preservation options available include CLOCKSS<https://www.clockss.org/clockss/Home>, LOCKSS<http://www.lockss.org/>, PKP LOCKSS<https://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-lockss/>, DIRISA (SA DST initiative for Big Data), and more.

ASSAf has investigated various options, and has decided to subscribe to Portico<http://www.portico.org/digital-preservation/> to digitally preserve journal articles and accompanying data sets. It is cost-effective/affordable, professional and is for example used by Pubmed Central/Medline.

Both publishers and libraries can subscribe to this service. Read more at: http://www.portico.org/digital-preservation/

With kind regards

Ina Smith
SciELO Planning Manager
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

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