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Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery  2016, Vol. 32 Issue (12): 1-8    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2016.12.01
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Study of Sustainable Support Mechanisms for Long Term Preservation of Digital Publications
Jiancheng Zheng1(),Xiaolin Zhang1,Yan Zhao1,2,Zhenxin Wu1,Gaolei Yin1,2,Man Xiao1,Xiujuan Chen1,2
1National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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[Objective] This paper aims to analyze the challenges for long term preservation of digital publications, and to promote the development of sustainable support mechanisms. [Methods] Based on a systematic literature analysis, the paper focuses on developing a framework of sustainability issues and tools. Building on previous analysis, it presents the trustworthy auditing and certification needs, standards, and processes, and summarizes cost models and investment models for digital preservation. [Results] This paper puts forth some specific suggestions concerning sustainable support mechanisms for long term preservation of digital publications. [Limitations] Only provide a brief overview of economic support models and related research. [Conclusions] The long term sustainability includes format sustainability, system sustainability, and service sustainability for digital preservation, and it covers the concepts of managerial, financial, and political sustainability in the domain of service sustainability. The paper provides a few recommendations for developing sustainable support mechanisms for digital preservation.

Key wordsDigital publications      Long-term preservation      Sustainability      Support mechanism     
Received: 02 November 2016      Published: 22 January 2017

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Jiancheng Zheng, Xiaolin Zhang, Yan Zhao, Zhenxin Wu, Gaolei Yin, Man Xiao, Xiujuan Chen. Study of Sustainable Support Mechanisms for Long Term Preservation of Digital Publications. Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, 2016, 32(12): 1-8.

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