CENL and the preservation of electronic publishing output

February 2006 – Publishers and national libraries unite to preserve Europe’s electronic publishing output. An excerpt from press release:

“… a Committee of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the Foundation Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) welcomed the news that both their annual assemblies had endorsed the Statement. The Statement is a revision of an earlier statement, issued in 2000, that provided guidance for national libraries and publishers on the voluntary deposit of electronic publications.

… The aim of deposit is to ensure that a nation’s published output (and its intellectual record and future published heritage) is collected systematically and made available to current researchers within the premises of national libraries and, importantly, to preserve the material for the use of future generations.”

Take a look at the press release on CENL web site (pdf).


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