#WDPD2022: Exact Editions’ Year In Preservation

Exact Editions is thrilled to be celebrating World Digital Preservation Day once again this year alongside the community of data creator, curators and consumers. 

The theme of this year’s event, organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition, is ‘Data For All, For Good, Forever’. With that in mind, we are focussing on some of Exact Editions’ significant events over the past year that have enabled publishers and libraries to improve access to their digital resources both in terms of readership and longevity. 

1) Data For All 🌍

Exact Editions offers publishers a range of services and tools that allow them to distribute their digitally archived content across all digital channels.

One such service that has become increasingly widespread is ‘White-Labelling’; a web-based streaming solution that allows publishers to directly control access to publications and their archives hosted on the Exact Editions platform, by authorising access to users.

We are thereby ensuring that publishers can opt to provide digital access for all audiences that they see fit.

Also, since #WDPD2021, a total of 18 new titles, publishers & book collections have joined the Exact Editions platform to preserve and stream their content.

Let’s hear from Julie Leach, Managing Director of Reader’s Digest UK, about their decision: 

“Creating a rich 10-year archive of issues provides us with an exciting opportunity to expand the publication’s reach into new readers’ homes and institutions worldwide.” 

More publishers signed up means more content, which in turn means more readers reading digitally across the world.

2) Data For Good ♻️

The preserved content of magazine archives can teach us a lot about the past, as well as informing our next moves into the future.

We have created three Digital Open-Access Resource Pages, each focussing on an important topic: Black Lives Matter, Climate Crisis and Feminism & Gender Equality

Exact Editions’ Climate Crisis Digital Resource Page

There are currently 700 articles featured across the three pages, and the resources are ever-growing with new updates each month.

Through these resource pages, publishers have decided to used their archived content for good, as a free educational resource that is distributed to learning institutions worldwide on a regularly. 

3) Data Forever ♾

We offer publishers who have preserved their complete archives on the Exact Editions platform the option to set up Perpetual Access subscriptions for institutions. This means that rather than subscribing on an annual basis, institutions pay a one-off fee that guarantees them access forever.

This agreement is underwritten by non-profit Portico, who provide libraries with access to digital resources they may need in the case of a ‘trigger’ event (e.g. if the publisher or a distributor ceases to license or distribute the content). 

Ceramic Review’s Complete Digital Archive

This new way of subscribing for libraries, alongside the ingenuity of organisations like Portico, mean that important digital content will live on way into the future no matter what the circumstances. 

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So there you have it; that’s how Exact Editions has been helping publishers and libraries provide and access ‘Data For All, For Good, Forever’ this year.

Find out more about World Digital Preservation Day here.

You can contact us by emailing info@exacteditions.com