JISC Comparative Study of e-Journal Archiving Solutions

Im pleased to announce on the blog that Tee EM Consulting (Terry Morrow) and Charles Beagrie Limited successfully bid in February for the contract to complete a study of e-Journal Archiving Solutions. It will be great to work with Terry on this study. The consultants from Charles Beagrie Limited will be myself and Maggie Jones. I’ve worked a lot with Maggie in the past and am really looking forward to working with her again on this study and e-journal archiving issues.

The aims of the investigation into e-journal archiving solutions are:

a. To provide UK institutions with real-world scenarios that will enable them to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the various archiving solutions. Different archiving solutions may suit some types of content more than others and depending on their focus, suit some institutions more than others;
b. To build on existing literature in this field, both JISC funded reports and other relevant material;
c. To identify and explore the potential differences across academic disciplines in the use and eventual exploitation of archived e-journal material;
d. To identify and explore the future needs of those working in UK HE/FE institutions, including researchers, teachers, students and librarians, in relation to archived e-journal material;
e. To identify and explore the future needs of a range of different teaching and research-oriented organizations, in relation to archived e-journal material.

One Response to “JISC Comparative Study of e-Journal Archiving Solutions”

  1. Raj on 02 Apr 2008 at 8:22 am

    Archiving: Summary

    Archive means a collection of historical records especially for Publication, Banking, Insurance, Legal, Education and Government Organization. It also refers to the location where these records are kept in papers, letters, files, diaries or any other documentary materials created by the Individual.

    Archives were developed by ancient Chinese, Romans and Greek and the French possess the largest archival collection in the World with records of A.D. 625.

    With the tremendous exponential growth in the records led to the creation of paper print, micro film and computer files and for the data preservation process Digital storage in CD Rom was started.

    Digital storage has longer life spans and the access technologies that are changing at an ever increasing pace raised the awareness of the Digital Archiving and Preservation among Publishers, librarians and Corporation.

    Digital Electronic Archiving (DEA): its purpose and scope

    Digital Archiving is defined as the long term storage for preservation and access to information created in electronic form which includes technical information, data, text, images, audio, video and multimedia.

    Several years ago publishers began to realize that if the archival version of their efforts were stored in such a way that it could be reused and get additional benefits & revenue from the repository. So many of the Large Publishers started creating their own archives based on the provision of their product in electronic form.

    The speed with which electronic Publishing has grown worldwide Publishers and Librarians have become increasingly concerned about the archiving and preservation of digital information.

    It gives access rights for the subscribers to down load any history information because of the availability of physical copies in the archived.

    It provides a back: up and may be used to spread across multiple geographic locations. The Archive is not even used for online searching service but it is archived to ensure that its content is not altered.

    It was the most difficult aspect as in most of the respondents indicated that they just didnt know how much the archive was costing or would cost in the future.
    For Publishers and producers the cost of archiving is still tied up there is no indication of hardware/software costs now or in the future.

    Pressmart Media Limited
    – offers digitization of historic archives stored on print, microfilm or microfiche media enables reliable preservation and cost-effective storage and can also be electronically repurposed for internal research or online distribution.

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