Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Long term print journal archive policy defined

E-journal publishing and preservation has matured in the last decade and is now a secure and reliable  mode of delivery for journals.  For that reason, the vast majority of the journals the library makes available are now delivered as e-journals.

However, the print journal remains a valuable resource in its own right, both as a physical artefact, often beautifully bound and illustrated, and as a piece of history, telling the story of how both research and scholarly communication has developed over the history of the University.



For this reason the Library values and will continue to develop, preserve and promote our unique print journal archive.  Our Long Term Print Journal Archive Policy specifies those journals that the Library undertakes to preserve and retain in print, regardless of future online availability.

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