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The Digital Preservation of e-Prints (10 Sep 2003)
The first question that needs to be addressed when discussing the digital preservation of e-prints is "do we need to preserve e-prints at all?" Whilst many people in the digital preservation community may instinctively answer this question "yes", or at least "some of them", many people from the e-prints community would say "no", or at least "preservation should not be a priority". This paper addresses the question of whether or not e-prints should be preserved and then goes on to make some comments about the practical issues that arise from the suggested answer.
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