Usability | Authenticity | Discoverability | Accessibility | Secure Storage

Journal E-Preservation Service

We are working with publishers to preserve a rapidly increasing number of traditional and e-journals through our E-Preservation Service. This service operates on a community model, through which publishers help to defray the ongoing costs of operating the archive, including the IT infrastructure set up to ingest, archive, and migrate the content committed to the archive. Unlike other Digital Preservation Services, which provide restricted access to only participating libraries (Dark Archive), our Digital Preservation Service provide unrestricted free access to everyone having internet access (White Archive).

Critical Access

Journal Bank (JB) provides critical access to everybody even when specific conditions or “trigger events” occur, which cause journal titles to no longer be available from the publisher or any other source: When a publisher ceases operations and titles are no longer available from any other source When a publisher ceases to publish and offer a title, and it is not offered by another publisher or entity

When back issues are removed from a publisher’s offering and are not available elsewhere Upon catastrophic failure by a publisher’s delivery platform for a sustained period of time


The intellectual content of the item must remain usable via the delivery mechanism of current technology


The provenance of the content must be proven and the content an authentic replica of the original


The content must have logical bibliographic metadata so that it can be found by end users through time


The content must be available for use to the appropriate community

Secure Storage

We pay special attention to ensure that Journal files are secure while backing up and when stored on our servers