Online serials: preservation issues

Michael Day

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    Abstract

    The paper consists of a preliminary investigation of preservation issues related to scholarly online electronic serials. Some background issues are discussed relating to how preservation should be defined, types of electronic serials, the current and future development of scholarly communication and formats currently in use. The discussion of preservation that follows looks at media longevity, hardware and software dependence and obsolescence, data migration, authentication, copyright and ownership issues, legal deposit and the related problems of who should preserve and what should be preserved in the digital age.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)199-221
    Number of pages23
    JournalThe Serials Librarian
    Volume33
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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