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Case Study for Expanding e-Journal Preservation: An In Depth Analysis of De Gruyter's Acquisition of 67 Berkeley Electronic Press Journals

Regan, Shannon L.

Understanding who, what, and how e-journal content is being preserved is complicated. It is further complicated when e-journal titles change publishers, titles, or cease. Librarians have a vested interest in ensuring this content remains available to future researchers. In 2012, the Keepers Registry compared the e-journal holdings from Columbia, Cornell, and Duke to seven preservation agencies and discovered that only 22-27% of titles were preserved. The case study example will be the basis for detailing the methods and strategies for expanding e-journal preservation developed as part of a Mellon Foundation supported project at Columbia and Cornell Universities Libraries (2CUL). This presentation will highlight steps for pursuing e-journal preservation initiatives through detailing the process of continuing preservation for 67 Berkeley Electronic Press journals acquired by De Gruyter in 2011. The presentation will provide background for the impetus of this project; follow the timeline of identifying the titles for preservation, contacting the publisher, discussing preservation strategies, establishing access protocols in a trigger event, and ensuring preservation.

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Libraries and Information Services
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July 13, 2015

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Presentation at the 10th Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries conference in Austin, TX, February 24, 2015.

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