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|Title:||Archiving in the networked world: open access journals|
|Author(s):||Michael Seadle, (Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin, Germany)|
|Citation:||Michael Seadle, (2011) "Archiving in the networked world: open access journals", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 29 Iss: 2, pp.394 - 404|
|Keywords:||Computer networks, Journals, Open access|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/07378831111138251 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The author would like to thank his research assistant Maria Yalpani for her help in preparing the data used in this column.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate how extensively LOCKSS/CLOCKSS, Portico, and e-Depot provide long-term digital archiving for the journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses publicly available online data, which are processed in a set of PERL programs to measure the number of DOAJ articles in the three archiving systems.
Findings – The findings show that only 8 per cent of the DOAJ titles are in LOCKSS/CLOCKSS and only 5 per cent in Portico. The findings also suggest that it could take eight years to archive all full text DOAJ articles in e-Depot based on current plans.
Practical implications – The most important implication is that most open access titles listed in DOAJ currently have no effective long-term digital archiving.
Originality/value – The paper investigates how extensively LOCKSS/CLOCKSS, Portico, and e-Depot provide long-term digital archiving for the journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
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