Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Assistant Director, Odum Institute
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The archival community has largely recognized that a geographically—and organizationally—distributed approach is necessary to minimize long-term risks to digital materials. The SAFE-Archive system is an open source system designed to form an overlay network on top of a peer-to-peer replication network, to support provisioning, monitoring, and TRAC-based auditing. This provides the reliability of a top-down replication system with the resilience of a peer-to-peer model. The current version of the SAFE-Archive system, to be released in March 2011, enables memory institutions and preservation collaboratives to formalize their replication policies and inter-archival replication commitments; represent these in machine-readable form; and to continuously audit any set of public or private LOCKSS systems for compliance. This presentation includes a discussion of SAFE-Archive current capabilities, architecture, and future development plans.
Handout (MS WORD)