Re: BMJ/Stanford Pre-Empts E-Biomed?

From: Ian Pitchford <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:42:35 +0000

>From today's British Medical Journal
BMJ 2000;320:402 (12 February )

Archive of electronic journals planned:

Stanford University Libraries' HighWire Press believes that it has
solved the problem of long term archiving of electronic journals, thus
removing one of the main reasons for librarians' reluctance to embrace
the new medium. HighWire Press hosts 170 journals on the world wide
web, including the BMJ and a dozen of the BMJ Publishing Group's
specialist journals. HighWire Press's announcement appears below.

HighWire Press ensures that online publications don't get lost in

The Stanford University Libraries' HighWire Press announced Today (1
February 2000) that it had devised a comprehensive plan for preserving
and assuring access to the more than 170 scholarly journals it hosts on
the web. While protecting journal publishers, the plan addresses
complex archival problems that can cause libraries and other consumers
to be hesitant about subscribing to on-line academic journals.

"Preserving and protecting information is one of the core functions of
libraries," said Michael A. Keller, Stanford University Librarian and
publisher of HighWire Press. "As librarians running HighWire as a
service to academia and its publishers, we are just as concerned with
the preservation of the online journals as we are with preserving rare
books and manuscripts.

The techniques are different, but the goal is the same: to make sure the
information remains available and accessible, now and in the future."

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