How CLOCKSS Works: Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Content

The CLOCKSS initiative is a partnership of libraries and publishers committed to ensuring long-term access to scholarly work in digital format. As more and more content moves online, there is growing concern that this digital content may not always be available. CLOCKSS addresses this problem by creating a secure, multi-sited archive of web-published content that… Read more »

First ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Awarded to CLOCKSS

ALCTS is proud to announce the CLOCKSS initiative as the inaugural winner of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation. CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS), a not-for-profit partnership, leverages the contributions of key members of the scholarly communications community. Building on the widely-used LOCKSS system and working outside the limitations of business models or current technology, CLOCKSS is creating… Read more »

Money granted for digital preservation

The Library of Congress will provide approximately $700,000 over three years to Stanford in support of CLOCKSS, a collaborative initiative between publishers, librarians and universities to create a large-scale archive that will serve as a fail-safe repository for published digital scholarly content. The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) initiative is an effort to provide assurance to the… Read more »

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: