Neil Jefferies

Neil Jefferies

Last updated on 22 September 2022

A new paper in Learned Publishing by Tom Cramer (Stanford University Library), Chip German (University of Virginia Library), Neil Jefferies (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) and Alicia Wise (CLOCKSS) looks at the intersection between the rapidly changing worlds of Digital Preservation and Scholarly Publishing.

Key points

  • Digital preservation will never be a solved problem: it needs constant reinvention, and is going to become harder over time.

  • Scholarship is changing and this is affecting what needs to be preserved and what preservation means to the future of knowledge discovery.

  • The diversification of outputs means that knowledge exists in a network of contextual metadata, data, software, standards and publications—requiring multilateral management of this complex knowledge graph.

  • Preservation demands new skills, technologies and resources from librarians, publishers, funders and institutions—and more joined-up thinking about archiving.

The full paper can be found at

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