What is digital preservation?
While information traditionally available in print has been stored securely for thousands of years there is a fear that digital information is in danger of being lost within decades. Digital preservation can be seen as the set of processes and activities that ensure information which now exists in digital formats is backed up and distributed to ensure continued access for the long term.
What digital preservation arrangements do Oxford Journals have to ensure content is available for the long-term?
Oxford Journals has signed 2 key archiving agreements with Portico, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (the National Library of the Netherlands), and in 2005 became a member of the LOCKSS preservation initiative from Stanford University. These agreements mean that we will be preserving not only an exact copy of journal content, but also ensure the usability of the archived content over time by migrating the files to future file formats.