Friday, June 06, 2008

Report on UK LOCKSS Pilot Programme

This was found on the Digital-Preservation list.

The JISC-funded UK LOCKSS Pilot Programme has recently been evaluated and the report is now available on the JISC website.

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) is an e-journal archiving system which enables institutions to keep licensed e-journal content on local servers so that in the event that the material is no longer accessible from the publisher's servers, users can still access it. LOCKSS is an open-source, peer-to-peer, decentralised, digital preservation infrastructure that was developed, and is still maintained, by Stanford University Library. The UK LOCKSS Pilot Programme is based at the University of Glasgow and supports a community of UK LOCKSS users comprising of thirty UK Higher Education Institutions. The report considers the future sustainability of the UK LOCKSS Programme and contains recommendations.

The report was authored by Pete Dalton and Angela Conyers (Evidence Base, Birmingham City University).

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