Packaging eSerials for Transfer and Preservation | The Signal: Digital Preservation

In many ways, this is just like other acquisition streams and workflows: some specifications for the content are identified; electronic transfer mechanisms are put in place; processing includes automated and human actions including inspection, metadata extraction and enrichment, and organization; and files are moved to the appropriate storage locations.
In others ways, eserials are unlike almost everything else.
They are serials and have a complex organization of files/articles/issues/volumes/titles. There are multiple formats, content, and metadata standards in play. Publisher often now have a very frequent article-based publishing model that includes versions and updates. And the packages of files to be transferred between and within organizations can have many formats.