Digital Archiving Policy

In order to ensure the preservation, usability and accessibility content for long term availability, there is a need for management policies and actions, called as Digital preservation policy.

Principle of Digital Archiving

  • Intellectual Property: The International Journal in Enterprise System (IJIES)  is committed to providing access to digital materials while respecting and upholding the intellectual property rights of authors and obtaining prior consent.
  • Access: Digital preservation activities are performed with the primary goal of long-term access to digital collections.
  • Authenticity: It ensures that data remain unaltered and the original data is preserved.

Challenges to the preservation of digital data

  • Technology (at the level of hardware, system software, application software, data and file formats, storage media readers and drivers)
  • Lack of metadata which results in the failure to locate information, also the inability to render and read the information, due to the lack of contextual information.
  • The media used to store digital records are usually unstable and deteriorate within a few years or decades at most, rendering the digital records inaccessible.
  • Incompatible File formats, especially for older software.
  • Digital records may be lost in the event of natural calamities such as fire, flood, earthquake, equipment failure, or a virus attack that disables stored data and systems.
  • The digital records may be well protected, but so poorly identified and described that potential users cannot find them.
  • Discontinuation of the journal due to any reason leads the published research to extinct, digital preservation keeps the research available.