Web Archiving Service Manager
LOCKSS started out with a vision for a collaborative, distributed, research-informed, open-source software-supported approach to the preservation of the electronic scholarly record. While keeping intact these core principles, it has since provided a foundation for a growing number of communities, content types, and use cases. The landscape of technical progress in digital preservation and beyond since its inception, as well as the founders’ plan for their own future, have prompted recent and ongoing changes to the LOCKSS Program. As part of its integration into Stanford University Libraries digital services group, the LOCKSS Program is re-positioning itself to lower the barrier to distributed digital preservation still further and facilitate integration with other systems – such as Archive-It, Fedora, and Hydra – both by leveraging components maintained by other communities and by modularizing the LOCKSS software for external re-use. Attend this session to learn more about how the LOCKSS Program and the LOCKSS software are evolving, and what opportunities that may present for new digital preservation collaborations, integrations, and solutions.