LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)

Definition

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) is open source software that allows institutional libraries to crawl vendor sites for purchased articles and materials that are digitally stored in a LOCKSS Box in case the vendor’s website malfunctions. If such a malfunction event occurred, the library would still be able to provide continual access to their purchased holdings from their LOCKSS Box.

Further Resources

Cataldo TM. (2016). A New Approach to Configuration Management for Private LOCKSS Networks. D-Lib Magazine, 22(3/4). doi.org/10.1045/march2016-cataldo

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