LOCKSS - Preservation Track

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)




Victoria Reich


The LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Program, based at Stanford University, is an international initiative that provides digital preservation tools and support so libraries can easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copies of authorized web published content. The award-winning LOCKSS technology uses an open source, peer-to-peer, decentralized digital preservation infrastructure. Founded in 1998, LOCKSS enables libraries to building their own collections; to keep - not simply lease -- a copy of the assets they have purchased. This talk will present what we’ve achieved, lessons learned, and discussion of work still needed for the community to preserve large data sets.