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SAGE Publications partners with KB, the National Library of the Netherlands, for permanent digital archiving

Elena Nikitina
Director of Journals Marketing
SAGE Publications
Tel: 805-410-7204
Fax: 805-499-0871
Email: elena.nikitina@sagepub.com


SAGE Publications partners with Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National
Library of the Netherlands, for permanent digital archiving

Thousand Oaks, California, and London, United Kingdom (April 28, 2005) -
SAGE Publications has signed an agreement with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek
(KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, to create a permanent
archive of SAGE e-journals ensuring that the content will always be

KB will receive digital copies of all SAGE journals in social science and
STM made available on SAGE's online delivery platform, SAGE Journals

"We are delighted that SAGE has joined the growing number of electronic
academic periodicals being permanently stored and preserved at the KB.
This agreement represents a significant gain for Sage's users and the
wider scholarly community," said Blaise R. Simqu, SAGE's President and
CEO.  Concurring is Wim van Drimmelen, Director General of the KB, who
commented, "For everyone involved in research and the communication of
research results, this agreement between the KB and SAGE represents a
significant increase of scholarly journals within our international
e-Depot archive and is again another step forward in securing permanence
of the records of science."

The first national library in the world to enter into permanent archiving
agreements with major publishers, KB is an autonomous administrative body
financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Science.  Because
international cooperation in the permanent storage and preservation field
is essential, the KB already has strategic working relationships with the
British Library, the Library of Congress, and the National Library of

Simqu adds, "The archiving issue has been a major dilemma for publishers
and for the institutions that subscribe to electronic journals. SAGE
supports KB's mission of providing permanent digital storage.  We also
commend their research on innovative techniques for long term preservation
since safeguarding information is so important to our future."

About SAGE:

SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books,
and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.
Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of
scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students. SAGE Publications, a
privately owned corporation, has principal offices in Thousand Oaks,
California, London, United Kingdom, and in New Delhi, India.

About the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB):

The KB is the National Library of the Netherlands and its mission
statement is to provide universal access to the knowledge and culture of
the past and present by providing high-quality services for research,
study and cultural enrichment. Major tasks are preservation, management,
documentation and accessibility of the national cultural heritage in
written, printed and electronic form. As deposit library for Dutch
publications the KB is responsible for the National Bibliography. As
research library the KB aims at Dutch history, language and culture in a
wide international context. In addition the KB also owns rare and special
collections like medieval manuscripts and early printed books. The KB
supports cooperation between libraries, musea and archives and furthermore
participates as initiator or coordinator in national and international
digitization and preservation activities.