e-journals have many advantages over print, including enhanced media types, actionable reference links, and sophisticated searching capabilities. However, for many institutional subscribers, e-journals are not an acceptable replacement for print without the reassurance that E-journal content is maintained in a sustainable archival form for guaranteed future retrieval. Domain-neutral schemas for e-journal content defined in XML provide an appropriate mechanism for capturing e-journal content in a manner that is amenable to long-term preservation and retrieval. We present the results of a study of this problem undertaken by the Harvard University Library as part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's E-journal Archiving Project. One tangible result of this project has been the development of an XML e-journal article-level archival interchange DTD.
OCLC Systems & Services – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 1, 2003
Keywords: Electronic journals; Extensible markup language