LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) is an international non-profit community initiative that provides tools and support so libraries can easily and cost-effectively preserve today’s web-published materials for tomorrow’s readers. Libraries inform and educate citizens and provide critical support to democratic societies by acting as memory organizations. The memory of a library is its collections; therefore in order for a library to be a memory organization it must build collections. LOCKSS helps libraries stay relevant by building collections even as an increasing portion of today’s content is born digitally and published on the web.

Last modified Fri, 13 Nov, 2009 at 16:37