Pep Presentation On Access Preservation Feb 2010


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A presentation given at the XII Meeting on Scholarly and Research Journals at the Palacio de Mineria, Mexico City, 25-26th February 2010

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Pep Presentation On Access Preservation Feb 2010

  1. 1. Access preservation of e-journals: The Publishers view Mark Lord, Marketing and Development Manager, Professional Engineering Publishing [email_address] Presentation at the XII Meeting on Scholarly and Research Journals , Palacio de Miner í a, Mexico City, 26 th February 2010
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Background on Professional Engineering Publishing (PEP) </li></ul><ul><li>What is “Access Preservation”? </li></ul><ul><li>What we did in the past </li></ul><ul><li>Why we decided to change </li></ul><ul><li>The options we explored </li></ul><ul><li>What we decided to do </li></ul><ul><li>Looking into the future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Professional Engineering Publishing (PEP) <ul><li>Company name abbreviated to PE Publishing or PEP </li></ul><ul><li>Owned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>leading UK membership body for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mechanical engineers – over 80,000 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 1847 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based in London, United Kingdom </li></ul>
  4. 4. IMechE Mission <ul><li>Relevant to Perpetual Access – importance of knowledge dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>“ to enable engineers … to meet and correspond, and by a mutual interchange of ideas respecting improvements in the various branches of mechanical science to increase their knowledge, and to give impulse to inventions likely to be useful to the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>George Stephenson, Inaugural address to the Institution 1847 </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s mission is the same: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To improve the world through engineering” </li></ul><ul><li>“ create and share knowledge” </li></ul>
  5. 5. PEP’s Titles <ul><li>IMechE Journals Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 journals in the Proceedings of the IMechE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 other engineering journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMechE Proceedings Archive 1847 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals available in print and online formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Print magazines for professionals – 3 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Conferences Online (ECO) – online only conference proceedings </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Also known as Perpetual Access </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access “forever” to content “owned” by libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Access Preservation in print world traditionally role of librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Online world more complicated as content usually accessed via publisher servers and not hosted by library </li></ul>What is Access Preservation?
  7. 7. What is Access Preservation? <ul><li>Two aspects of Online Access Preservation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-cancellation access for libraries to subscribed content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term preservation of content, for instance if journals out of print or change publisher </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What we did in the past <ul><li>Until 2010 only combined print and online subscriptions available </li></ul><ul><li>PEP viewed print issues as the archival version of the journal </li></ul><ul><li>We did not consider online access preservation to be a priority as all customers received print </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why we decided to change <ul><li>Customers asking for online only </li></ul><ul><li>We know that customers are not keeping print issues because of space restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Made decision for 2010 to offer online only subscription, so needed to have policy towards perpetual access for online only customers </li></ul><ul><li>Consortia customers asking for clear policy statement from us and often membership of Portico or LOCKSS programmes </li></ul>
  10. 10. The options we explored <ul><li>LOCKSS </li></ul><ul><li>CLOCKSS </li></ul><ul><li>Portico </li></ul><ul><li>Access via our server for post-cancellation access </li></ul><ul><li>Changing our subscription licence </li></ul>
  11. 11. What we decided to do <ul><li>Main priority for PEP to resolve question of post-cancellation access for libraries to subscribed content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access via our website allowed for in licence and done on basis of customer request if they decide to cancel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive provision via printed copies no longer mentioned in licence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? Often difficult to determine if subscription has lapsed or cancelled </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Long-term Preservation <ul><li>Less of a priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We rarely acquire or close journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PEP secure and stable company, publishing since 1847 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But still important to consider this for long-term </li></ul><ul><li>PEP in process of setting up arrangements with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LOCKSS, free and relatively easy to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLOKSS, a fee is payable, but publisher has more ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portico – perhaps later in 2010 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Looking into the future <ul><li>Long-term preservation methods have rarely had to be used yet, what would happen if major crisis? </li></ul><ul><li>What about new, non-subscription, business models? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Such as usage based pricing, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access based business models – short-term cheaper, but what about long-term value? </li></ul></ul>