Program Officer, Scholarly Communications
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seven institutions (Cornell, Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the New York Public Library, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Yale University) have engaged in a project to create digital archives of electronically published journals. The planning phase of this initiative has raised a number of key issues that must be addressed, including: the types of e-journal archives and their interaction, the economic models for sustaining such archives, the collaborative agreements needed with publishers, the forms of access that archives will provide users, and the technical architecture of the archives. This session will summarize the key findings of the Mellon-funded projects and outline the directions that the Foundation is contemplating to address these issues.