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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

CLOCKSS - Controlled Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe

CLOCKSS is a collaborative initiative by a group of organizations drawn from publishers, libraries and learned societies. This two-year project will test the LOCKSS technology and social model to support a 'large dark archive' that is both fail-safe and has an acceptable process for providing continuing access for orphaned materials. CLOCKSS is a Controlled use of LOCKSS for the purpose of ensuring the promise of long term access to published scholarly content in digital format. It provides additional functionality to that of the use of the LOCKSS system ('Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe') which is widely known in the scholarly communications world as a technology for ensuring the integrity of digital content, and is used as part of preservation strategies for electronic journals to which libraries subscribe

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