Library of Congress Digital Preservation Award

The Library of Congress has entered into a three-year cooperative agreement with Stanford University to provide approximately $700,000 in support of Stanford’s CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) digital archive pilot and related technical projects. Funding is being provided by the congressionally mandated National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). “We are… Read more »

CLOCKSS: Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe – Large Dark Archive Initiative

The scholarly community is collaborating to build a trusted large dark archive. The core value underlying this archive is that it will have distributed governance and administration and no single legal entity will be responsible for the archive’s management. This guarantees that no organizational ties (of either not-for-profit or for-profit nature) can compromise the long-term… Read more »

“Archiving should be done by librarians and archivists, period.”

Quotation from Mellon Foundation, Sep 05 “Digital preservation represents one of the grand challenges facing higher education”. Archiving is about preserving. Who should be doing it? What should be archived? What are the current solutions, where are they, how do they work? What critical success factors are there? Read the full article here: http://liveserials.blogspot.com/2006/04/archiving-should-be-done-by-librarians.html