Starting an initiative to support
the long-term electronical preservation of mathematical publications
Mathematicians and professionals
applying mathematics need quick, reliable and integrated access to mathematical
publications. Long-term availability of publications is a particular need in
and offers of publications in mathematics are confronting content producers and
libraries with challenging problems for maintaining and providing their
services in the future.
Digitising of print-only publications and the adjustment of these
offers to the current facilities provided for electronic publications lead to a
new series of problems to be solved. Electronic publishing offers a variety of
additional information in mathematics which has to be integrated into the
access to the traditional types of publications.
To ensure long-term preservation and accessibility of
mathematical information in digital form, EMANI has been stated in July 2002
supported by leading mathematical societies, the scientific publisher
Springer-Verlag and most importantly four major international academic
libraries: Cornell University Library (Ithaca, New York), the State and
University Library Göttingen (Germany), Tsinghua University Library
(Beijing), and Orsay Mathematical Library (Paris).
Aims of the initiative
Partners & Responsibilities