The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $527,000 for a project to help ensure the preservation of complex new forms of digital scholarship.

With New York University as lead, project partners NYU Press, Michigan Publishing, the University of Minnesota Press, Stanford University Press, and Vega Academic Publishing at Wayne State University will transfer content of varying complexity and formats to project partners CLOCKSS and Portico, two major preservation services. These organizations will analyze the content, assess the most appropriate preservation approach, and provide solutions that will make these new forms of content preservable. The ultimate goal is a clearly defined range of currently preservable technologies, as well as a set of guidelines and best practices for the publishing field.