Doha, November 20 (QNA) – QScience.com has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Portico, an electronic archive service provider, to preserve its e-journals. Through this agreement, QScience.com can now ensure that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.
Arend Kuster, Managing Director at QScience.com said Tuesday, “We are delighted to join Portico as our journals portfolio is growing. Digital preservation is central to our strategy and we know that researchers, scientists and librarians want to make sure that their research is accessible for future generations. Our recent agreement highlights that we are taking our mission to serve the authors and scholarly community very seriously and are striving to offer the best service.”
QScience.com is a collaborative, peer-reviewed online publishing platform. Developed by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, QScience.com s goal is to create a unique and collaborative research environment for Qatar and the rest of the world.
QScience.com is advancing a number of digital preservation initiatives to ensure that its digital resources and collections are preserved for future generations of scholars, students, researchers and the general public. Long term digital preservation and perpetual access is assured through Portico and all papers have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) so that all reference and forwarding linking is also persistent.
Portico is a digital preservation service provided by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.(QNA)