Report from the Repositories & Preservation Workgroup
Repositories are a vital tool in modern information management and a key component of preserÂvation and long-term availability. They are not well-suited, however, to the current chalÂlenges posed by our information-rich society and the multitude of stakeholders involved in the modern scholarly publishing system. Strengthening repositories and standardizing preservaÂtion processes are critically important. This challenge will require not only leading multiÂple stakeholder groups but also reforming multiple information systems, architectures, phiÂlosophies, practices, and more.OSI2016 Workgroup Question
Are we satisfied with the current state of global knowledge preservation? What are the currentÂ preservation methods? Who are the actors? Is this system satisfactory? What role do instituÂtional repositories play in this process? What does the future hold for these repositories (taking into account linking efforts, publishing company concerns about revenue declines, wideÂspread 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 thisâ€”that is, how do archiving poliÂcies (with regard to differences between pre-journal and post-journal versions) affect knowledge accuracÂyÂ and transfer? How can digital preservation advance open scholarship?
Copyright (c) 2016 OSI2016 Repositories & Preservation workgroup
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.