Skip to main content


eCommons@Cornell

eCommons@Cornell >
Cornell University Library >
Library Sponsored Conferences >
iPRES 2006 >
Plenary Sessions >
Plenary III: e-Journal Archiving >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/3686
Title: LOCKSS: Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe
Authors: Reich, Victoria
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2006
Abstract: People with responsibility for scholarly assets agree that digital preservation is important. Tomorrow's readers will need today's materials; without preservation they won't exist. Librarians and publishers are asking two fundamental questions: From this moment on, who will have custody of society's electronic information? From this moment on, who will control and govern society's electronic archival assets? With LOCKSS over 150 libraries and over 80 publishers are working together to ensure no one organization has control over our intellectual heritage. By ensuring libraries can build collections and retain their role as long-term memory organizations in the electronic environment LOCKSS avoids the social hazards of centrally controlled information. With CLOCKSS 12 large publishers and seven libraries are working towards similar goals. For over 8 years the OAIS-compliant, format-agnostic, open source LOCKSS system has been demonstrating it can ingest a wide range of web content, audit and repair it to ward off damage and attacks, and transparently deliver it to readers with transparent on-access format migration. [www.lockss.org]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/3686
Appears in Collections:Plenary III: e-Journal Archiving

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Vicky_Reich-LOCKSS.pdf864.74 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Refworks Export

Items in eCommons are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

© 2014 Cornell University Library Contact Us