2011-11-25Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1108/07378831111189750
Archiving in the networked world
preserving plagiarized works
Philosophische Fakultät I
Purpose – Plagiarism has become a salient issue for universities and thus for university libraries in recent years. This paper aims to discuss three interrelated aspects of preserving plagiarized works: collection development issues, copyright problems, and technological requirements. Too often these three are handled separately even though in fact each has an influence on the other. Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks first at the ingest process (called the Submission Information Package or SIP), then at storage management in the archive (the AIP or Archival Information Package), and finally at the retrieval process (the DIP or Distribution Information Package). Findings – The chief argument of this paper is that works of plagiarism and the evidence exposing them are complex objects, technically, legally and culturally. Merely treating them like any other work needing preservation runs the risk of encountering problems on one of those three fronts. Practical implications – This is a problem, since currently many public preservation strategies focus on ingesting large amounts of self-contained content that resembles print on paper, rather than on online works that need special handling. Archival systems also often deliberately ignore the cultural issues that affect future usability. Originality/value – The paper discusses special handling and special considerations for archiving works of plagiarism.
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