Digital Archiving

One of the major changes impacting the future landscape of scientific communication and publishing is the advent of open access journals; this initiative may appear to be a boon for digital preservation of scholarly research. However, many open access initiatives are based only on the immediate desire for access. So, there is a need for the permanent availability and to ensure accessibility of the research work by other means.

Digital archiving is one such method taking steps to preserve open-access literature. There are six key systems the OCLC Digital Archive, DSpace, LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), Fedora™, PANDAS, and the Digital Information Archive System (DIAS), which ensure accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards, to maintain digital archive allowing permanent access.

Stechnolock is currently participating with portico for the preservation of published content.