From the inception of JSTOR, we anticipated the need to preserve the “born-digital” editions of scholarly journals. In order to focus on the special preservation and access challenges that this content raises, we have created a new unit within JSTOR, known as the Electronic-Archiving Initiative, or “E-Archive” more informally. Within JSTOR, E-Archive’s mission is to develop the organizational and technical infrastructure needed to insure the long-term preservation of and access to electronic scholarly resources. As we begin, we are taking a system-wide perspective seeking to find an approach that meets the needs of scholars, librarians, and publishers. [JSTOR: JSTOR’s Electronic-Archiving Initiative]
This document dates from July 2003 . An interesting statement of JSTOR’s interest and activity in this area.
I presented updated versions of a presentation on libraries and pandemic effects and some implications for library collections recently. Each was delivered remotely, one to an event in Ostende, Belgium, and one to Milan, Italy, as unfortunately we have not yet returned to professional travel.
I was pleased to inaugurate the RLUK Digital Shift Forum, with a presentation on Pandemic effects and collection directions.
I was especially pleased to be kindly introduced by my longstanding colleague Robin Green, University Librarian at Warwick University, and current chair of RLUK.