Athena International Publishing is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and to ensure accessibility to this research by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards. The following digital archiving solutions are currently in place for Materials Highlights :
Athena International Publishing maintains its own proprietary digital archive in which we store a complete, accurate, digital version of all the content on the Athena platform. The current format standards are XML and PDF, with most files being retained in both formats. All issues of Materials Highlights are retained in this archive.
We collaborate with the National Library of the Netherlands which permanently archives all content on the Athena platform in their e-Depot. All issues of Materials Highlights are uploaded to this e-Depot after publication to guarantee permanent preservation of the articles. Note that the e-Depot is available through on-site access at the National Library of the Netherlands and if Athena would be unable to provide access to content on its own platform (temporarily, in an emergency or permanently) access to the e-Depot can be provided to the global public on request.
For more information on Athena's digital preservation initiatives, please refer to the section on Permanent Digital Archiving in our Content Hosting & Archiving policy.