Preserving Digital Documents

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 1, 2003

Storing e-text for centuries describes the LOCKSS (for “lots of copies keep stuff safe”) project for permanent publishing on the Web, which is the brainchild of Stanford University librarian Vicky Reich and researcher David Rosenthal.

  • From the LOCKSS website: “LOCKSS creates low-cost, persistent digital “caches” of authoritative versions of http-delivered content. The LOCKSS software enables institutions to locally collect, store, preserve, and archive authorized content thus safeguarding their community’s access to that content. The LOCKSS model enforces the publisher’s access control systems and, for many publishers, does no harm to their business models.”
  • Progress Report as of October 8, 2002, PDF, Digital Library Federation Web Site: Mellon E-Journal Archiving Program.
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