What is the Internet Archive initiative to prevent more than 10 million research papers from disappearing online?

Research papers in various fields such as natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences published online have disappeared from online due to the closure of websites, and there are many research papers that cannot be easily accessed. .. To protect the environment in which anyone can easily read research papers, the non-profit organization

Internet Archive is focusing on archiving research papers with the goal of 'preserving all research papers on the web.'

How the Internet Archive is Ensuring Permanent Access to Open Access Journal Articles --Internet Archive Blogs

Research papers on the web are available for free and online through open access journals such as the New Theology Review and the Open Journal of Hematology , as well as the Internet Archive. These research papers have become easily accessible anywhere in the world and have supported the research of many students and researchers.

However, research papers may not be viewable due to the closure of the open access journal website. A study by Michael Laxo, an associate professor of economics at Hanken School of Economics in Finland, found that 176 open access journals disappeared from the web between 2000 and 2019. .. The ' Wayback Machine ' of the Internet Archive was launched to solve the problem of content loss due to the closure of websites. In fact, there are many research papers that can only be viewed on the Wayback Machine.

In 2017, the Internet Archive launched a project focused on preserving all publicly accessible research papers, funded by the

Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Kale Austin Foundation. In this project, the Internet Archive is archiving about 14.8 million research papers published on the Web since 1996.

Light green is a paper that has already been stored on the Wayback Machine, and dark green is a research paper that has not yet been stored on the Wayback Machine but has been stored and published by one or more institutions such as open access journals. The red graph is a research paper that is likely to have disappeared from the web and has been determined to be difficult to archive with an internet archive. Although the number of papers that have disappeared from the Web is increasing year by year, the Internet Archive has succeeded in archiving many research papers, and at the time of article creation, more than 9.1 million research papers were archived. It is said that it is.

'Our goal is to archive as many research papers on the Web as possible and keep up with the growing number of new research papers published daily,' said bnewbold, who posted an article on the Internet Archive blog. We also aim to look back at the vast amount of web content on the wayback machines back to 1996 so that we can find content that is not easy to find. We have research papers and research materials on the web. We want to make it available permanently, and we want to make it available to people in new ways, including large datasets. '

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