Preservation, Repositories & Mandates

Joyce Backus, Robert Cartolano, Christina Drummond, Agathe Gebert, Brooks Hanson, James Hilton, Maryann Martone, Sarah Michalak, Richard Ovenden, Sarah Pritchard, Rita Scheman

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Are we satisfied with the current state of global knowledge preservation? What are the current preservation methods? Who are the actors? Is this system satisfactory? What role do institutional repositories play in this process? What does the future hold for these repositories (taking into account linking efforts, publishing company concerns about revenue declines, widespread dark archiving practices, and so on)? Would new mandates help (or do we simply need to tighten existing mandates so they actually compel authors to do certain things)? And how do versions of record figure into all of this—that is, how do archiving policies (with regard to differences between pre-journal and post-journal versions) affect knowledge accuracy and transfer?

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