At mediastudies.press, we publish works in a variety of media formats, and also encourage versioning. As a result, version-of-record, text-based preservation options like Portico and CLOCKSS are imperfectly suited to our needs. Our preservation strategy has two components:
- Multi-platform distribution: In addition to our PubPub-based main site, we are distributing our PDFs through Project MUSE, OAPEN, the Internet Archive, and MediArXiv. The driving principle is redundancy and resilience. Our agreement with Project MUSE includes Portico hosting for our PDF titles.
- We recognize that long-term preservation requires robust, multi-modal archiving infrastructure. We are closely following the ongoing discussions hosted by COPIM, Portico, CLOCKSS, and NYU Press, and Duke University Libraries.