Long-term preservation

Long-term preservation means the reliable preservation and storage of digital material for dozens or up to hundreds of years. Devices, software and file formats will become legacies, but information must be kept.

Final draft

The latest draft sent by the author to the publisher, after a possible peer review. In practice, this article version features the finalised content and its content is identical to that published by the publisher, but this version does not have the final layout, i.e. it does not feature the logos and page numbers (journal layout) of the published version. Names ‘Accepted Manuscript (AM)’, ‘Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM)’, ‘post print’ or ‘post-refereeing’ are also used for the version.

Author´s original

The original output by the author, which has been sent to the publisher, but has not yet been peer reviewed or edited. This version is often called a preprint.


Online production tool for monograph publishing.
Editoria is the open source, browser-based books production tool developed by the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) in collaboration with University of California Press and California Digital Library. Editoria is powerful in its ability to save presses time and cost in workflow thanks to collaboration tools, and automated typesetting.
Editoria is 100% reliant on its community for support and sustenance. This means that the answer to most questions is that everything is possible, if the community identifies a problem and prioritizes solving it.



A python script that converts an ePub file to HTML, using a custom set of CSS rules, in order to create a site that can be used to embed in any website and provide an HTML reader for a book. The resulting HTML site gives the reader the option to change the font size of the text, as well as providing a search box.



Metadata is structured information that describes, explains, locates or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use or manage an information resource. Metadata is often called data about data or information about information.
The term ‘documentation’ encompasses all the information necessary to interpret, understand and use a given dataset or set of documents. On this website, we use ‘documentation’ and ‘metadata’ (data about data – usually embedded in the data files/documents themselves) interchangeably.


Copyright exists to protect the rights of the person(s) who has created a work and ensure that they receive due recognition for their contribution. As a property right is gives the copyright holder power over how the work is used, distributed and adapted for a set period of time. It is part of a group of rights which protect intellectual property whilst at the same time encouraging creativity in the creation of new material.


An online database of Open Access works. Repositories do not undertake peer review but do hold material that has been peer reviewed elsewhere. In addition repositories can hold ‘grey literature’ such as Theses, Discussion Papers, Datasets and other material.