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: Jurnal Serambi Engineering is committed to provide 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

  1. Technology (at the level of: hardware, system software, application software, data and file formats, storage media readers and drivers)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Incompatible File formats, especially for older software.
  5. Digital records may be lost in the event of natural calamities such as fire, flood, earthquake, equipment failure, or virus attack that disables stored data and systems.
  6. The digital records may be well protected, but so poorly identified and described that potential users cannot find them.
  7. Discontinuation of journal due to any reason leads the published research to extinct, digital preservation keeps the research available.