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UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks
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UK LOCKSS Alliance Private LOCKSS Networks

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Presentation given by Adam Rusbridge, London, 22nd October 2009.

Presentation given by Adam Rusbridge, London, 22nd October 2009.

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  • 1. UK LOCKSS AlliancePrivate LOCKSS Networks Adam Rusbridge 22nd October 2009 1
  • 2. Private LOCKSS Networks • LOCKSS is a technology for low-cost preservation – Public LOCKSS Network for general interest content – Private LOCKSS Network for special interest content • Tailor the model for specific groups – Hardware requirement: SEVEN LOCKSS boxes. – Agreement between members to: * Preserve content across institutions (license) * Maintain necessary LOCKSS boxes (hardware) * Participate in shared initiative (consortia agreement) • Enable preservation with well defined costs • What can we achieve in the UK? 2
  • 3. Who could set up a Private LOCKSS Network? • Any UK consortium • However: Private LOCKSS Networks require a degree of coordination and cost – Identification of content of common interest – Agreement between parties • Are there opportunities of interest? – Cross-institution special collections – Further Education institutions – Museums, Libraries and Archives – Government documents 3
  • 4. PLN Requirements • Community – Who might be involved? • Collections – Range of uses • Technology – There are costs for staff, hardware, and support • Models – Model for running a PLN should be informed by community and content – Secure funding once PLN has been defined 4
  • 5. Production Models • MetaArchive • COPPUL • US Docs PLN 5
  • 6. MetaArchive: Summary • Distributed, multi-tier initiative to support practical preservation – Sustaining Members * Development, maintenance of hardware and software – Preservation Members * Ongoing activity of preserving digital content – Contributing Members * Own and possess digital content and wish to preserve it • Strong governance model – Activities separated into subcommittees * Steering, Content, Preservation, Technical 6
  • 7. MetaArchive: Benefits • Members reassured of content recovery in event of loss • Dedicated tools to report on collections • Build on shared knowledge and experience – Collaborate with and/or learn from others • Cost-effective, scalable preservation option – buy storage and preservation development services as needed • Guidance and support on infrastructure development – Recovery in event of failure – Shared expertise – Assistance with installation & maintenance • Ability to influence development of MetaArchive – Influence varies with membership role 7
  • 8. COPPUL Private LOCKSS Network • The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) – 21 universities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. • COPPUL PLN aims: – to preserve collections of local interest – that are not already being preserved through any other means • Content of interest includes: – university press publications – open access journals – born digital government publications – other electronic journal collections that are at risk of being lost • Guidelines to help identify appropriate candidate collections: – Of local interest and significance – At notable risk of being lost – Open to all members, or all members must subscribe – Content in large commercial packages should be excluded 8
  • 9. US Government Documents Private LOCKSS Network • USDocsPLN is the digital equivalent of the US Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) – 15 libraries harvest and preserve content – First are Government Printing Office (GPO) documents • Benefits of PLN: – Geographically distributed and replicated. – Citizens have oversight and responsibility * for both long-term stability and maintenance of content – Any alteration of the content (either deliberate or accidental) will be detected and repaired. – Preservation of government documents in a tamper- evident environment is essential. 9
  • 10. For discussion... • If the UK is interested, what are next steps? – Who is interested? – What collections? – What size? – Where are the collections located? 10

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