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February 7, 2008

Why Libraries Should Care About LOCKSS, and Consider Joining LOCKSS

.: Continuing on from the last post, here are links to two videos hosted by Anne Bast, Master's Student from U Michigan School of Information, in which she explains LOCKSS: Lots of Copies, Keep Stuff Safe.

LOCKSS Part 1: Why Libraries Should Care About LOCKSS

LOCKSS Part 2: Why Libraries Should Consider Joining

July 27, 2005

IOP Participates In The LOCKSS Program

:: From a posting on PAMNET, among other discussion groups:

Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) and LOCKSS are pleased to announce that the first of IOP's journal titles have been released for preservation via the LOCKSS system. Members of the LOCKSS Alliance are now able to add the following two open-access titles from IOP to their local digital collection:IOP and LOCKSS continue to work towards the release of IOP's subscription-based titles.

Initiated by Stanford University Libraries, LOCKSS (for "Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe") is open source software that provides librarians with an easy way to collect, store, preserve, and provide access to their own local copy of the authorized content they purchase. IOP recognizes the importance of ensuring the longevity of journal material in the digital age and is proud to support libraries in their efforts to preserve online content