By Barry Mahon, Elliot Siegel (editors)

Upkeep or archiving or, to take advantage of a extra glossy time period, “permanent availability” of the list of technological know-how as represented by way of clinical and technical info is likely one of the approaches that's dramatically plagued by the switch to an all electronic global. whereas as soon as the published web page was once the fundamental medium and used to be archived by means of libraries at the present time the list exists in a couple of destinations and in lots of situations isn't really revealed. upkeep is now a question of identity of the thing within the first position, the positioning isn't really continually so visible; then ascertaining the renovation coverage of the “keeper” – who will not be the landlord; making sure that there'll be renovation or archiving and final yet now not least keeping an eye on the know-how in order that the thing could be learn sooner or later, regardless of obsolescence or different know-how adjustments. The papers integrated during this ebook hide the prestige of other pursuits, the location of different initiatives underway or accomplished and the viewpoints of assorted applied sciences so as to be very important within the upkeep technique.

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We are in discussion with some of these libraries about their taking a more formal role for their broader community (regionally or nationally). The third category of archive is nationally-oriented, what Scott Bennett of Yale called a "selfdesignated archive". In the course of licensing ScienceDirect and in the movement to more e-only licenses, we increasingly hear two concerns. One is the desire of national libraries to be sure their cultural heritage is maintained (so articles we publish from country X are held in country X's archives).

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Com Abstract. ICSTI and ICSU Press, with support from UNESCO, co-sponsored a workshop on digital archiving that brought major stakeholders together to identify the key issues for each group in January 2000. The state of digital archiving art and practice at the time of that conference is compared to February 2002 based on several "maturity factors". These factors include: the existence and adoption of a framework, operational systems, guidelines and standards, supportive technologies, and policies.

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