Diffused Knowledge Immortalizes Itself. The LOCKSS Program

Reich, Victoria A. Diffused Knowledge Immortalizes Itself. The LOCKSS Program. High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine, 2002, n. 7/2003. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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The LOCKSS model, 'Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe,' 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 current version of LOCKSS software is restricted to electronic journals. Accuracy and completeness of LOCKSS caches are assured through a peer-to-peer polling and reputation system (operated through LCAP, LOCKSS' communication protocol), which is both robust and secure. LOCKSS replicas cooperate to detect and repair preservation failures. LOCKSS is designed to run on inexpensive hardware and to require almost no technical administration. The software has been under development since 1999 and is distributed as open source.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: digital preservation, conservazione del digitale, electronic journals, e-journals, periodici elettronici, software
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum.
Depositing user: Emanuela Casson
Date deposited: 14 Nov 2003
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:57
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/4255


The LOCKSS model http://lockss.stanford.edu/


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