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Cooperative preservation management and the digitisation of journal collections in French higher education libraries

Guillaume Niziers (Centre Technique du Livre de l'Enseignement Supérieur, Bussy-Saint-Georges, France)
Gabrielle Richard (UAR Persée, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Lyon, France)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 18 January 2023

Issue publication date: 8 August 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The study aims to highlight the outputs and issues of cooperative preservation and digitisation of journal collections in French higher education libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

Overview of the French shared preservation initiative for academic journals and of the Persée programme.

Findings

After 18 years of operation of the French shared journal preservation initiative, the Persée digitisation programme represents a new lever for a common policy.

Originality/value

Contributes to the discussion on the complementarity between preservation and digitisation.

Keywords

Acknowledgements

This paper is a case study about a shared effort to improve the preservation of print research journals in French university libraries and a concerted digitisation programme for a better access by researchers.

Citation

Niziers, G. and Richard, G. (2023), "Cooperative preservation management and the digitisation of journal collections in French higher education libraries", Library Management, Vol. 44 No. 5, pp. 357-360. https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-10-2022-0099

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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