NASIG 2021 has ended
  • Zoom details will be shared with registered attendees via email before the conference.
  • On-demand (pre-recorded) sessions will be available to stream the week of the conference. 
  • With the exception of Thursday’s Equity and Inclusion panel, all sessions are being recorded, and access details will be shared with registered attendees following the conference.
  • All virtual conference activity is subject to the NASIG code of conduct
  • Join us for conversations on the NASIG Discord server at https://discord.gg/uSyNkmxt
  • Leave feedback on the conference survey (deadline: June 11).
  • Presentation slides are available on our repository, provided by FigShare.

Back To Schedule
Friday, May 21 • 2:05pm - 3:05pm
Ensuring Continuity of Access: Best Practices in Digital Preservation and Content Transfer and Heeding the Call: Finding At-Risk Electronic Titles in University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiian Collection

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Loss of access to content not only harms the scholarly record but significantly hinders research efforts. Whether temporary or permanent, the threat of content loss can be mitigated by technology, standards, and education for all stakeholders. Digital preservation, particularly for non-APC funded open access journals, is critical to ensure against content loss. Journal content regularly shifts from one publisher to another or one hosting platform to another, changes which might be expected to increase in frequency as journals look to new funding models. Each of these changes increases the prospect that libraries and researchers might lose access to vital material necessary to their ongoing work. Join us for insight into challenges that might disrupt access to content and learn how you might get involved in initiatives working to ensure ongoing access.
Libraries rely heavily on their electronic collections during this period of global pandemic. Even before the pandemic, libraries’ attention and allocations moved towards electronic access. Ensuring continued access becomes a key concern for libraries. At the NASIG 2020 conference, Tavernier and Westervelt called on librarians to identify at-risk titles in their collections and work toward mandating digital preservation, using ISSN’s Keepers Registry as a key resource to track digital keepers and holdings. We heeded that call for our core titles in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library’s Hawaiian Collection, a comprehensive collection of retrospective and current materials pertaining to Hawaiʻi. The titles we chose reflect both the diversity of Hawaiʻi, but also a range of publication and distribution methods. This presentation covers the process to identify the preservation status of these vital research resources, determine the titles at risk, and make preservation decisions. In addition to helping us locally plan, we see how these core titles relate to other keepers and other collections. This context provides insight into who else collects and maintains our unique journals.


Narine Bournoutian

Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbia Law Library

Amy Carlson

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library

Jodie Mattos

Hawaiian Collection librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library
avatar for Heather Staines

Heather Staines

Senior Consultant, Delta Think
Open Access, Strategy projects, Data, karaoke--and dogs!

Friday May 21, 2021 2:05pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom Room #1