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Saturday, May 01, 2004

Archiving digital records and research

Johan Steenbakkers, Treasuring the Digital Records of Science: Archiving E-Journals at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, RLG DigiNews, April 2004. Excerpt: "In the Netherlands, Dutch universities, the KB, and three other academic institutions co-operate with the SURF Foundation (the foundation for the national science data network) in project DARE (Digital Academic Repositories). The aim of DARE is to create an infrastructure of institutional repositories that will enable digital recording services, access, storage, and distribution of the Dutch academic output. The DARE infrastructure will closely interface with the e-Depot so that the published electronic academic output will be archived and preserved for the long term. Specific procedures and technological solutions will be developed, including provisions for return delivery, from the e-Depot to the repositories, of a copy of the original e-publication or a preserved and accessible copy."