Preservation, Repositories & Mandates


  • Joyce Backus Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  • Robert Cartolano Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services, Columbia University
  • Christina Drummond Director of Strategic Initiatives, Educopia Institute
  • Agathe Gebert Open Access Repository Manager, GESIS-Leibniz-institute for the Social Sciences
  • Brooks Hanson Director of Publications, American Geophysical Union
  • James Hilton University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation, University of Michigan
  • Maryann Martone Director of Biosciences,, and President, FORCE11
  • Sarah Michalak Associate Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC)
  • Richard Ovenden Bodley's Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
  • Sarah Pritchard Dean of Libraries, Northwestern University
  • Rita Scheman Publications Director, American Physiological Society



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 thisââ¬âthat is, how do archiving policies (with regard to differences between pre-journal and post-journal versions) affect knowledge accuracy and transfer?