[Esip-preserve] Fwd: Copernicus News: Helmholtz, CLOCKSS, and OpenAIRE

Ruth Duerr rduerr at nsidc.org
Tue Sep 25 17:22:56 EDT 2012

Yes, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS do have relevance to the preservation group since they have technologies that automatically and securely replicate data (in their case usually publications, though also web sites and there are sites that replicate science data) to multiple highly distributed sites and then periodically validate that the contents of any one site have not been compromised.  If errors are found the data is automatically recovered.  They have interesting voting algorithms for determining "who is right" about the content of a file and many practical lessons learned and interesting ways of dealing with ownership, security, access rights, etc.  LOCKSS networks can be either private or public.  If public then they can be self-organizing in a peer-to-peer way.

I just looked to see if the presentations from the 2009 Santa Barbara ESIP meeting are on the wiki and am sad to say that they aren't, though I remember capturing and linking all those materials...


On Sep 25, 2012, at 9:36 AM, Lynnes, Christopher S. (GSFC-6102) wrote:

> I got this in some quasi-spam from Copernicus.org (?).  Anyone know anything about LOCKSS or CLOCKSS and whether it has relevance to the ESIP preservation group's concerns/works?
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Following our great cooperation with Portico on the long-term preservation of digital content, we have joined CLOCKSS as the second partner in the e-archiving of all our journal articles and related material. CLOCKSS, or Controlled LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world’s leading scholarly publishers and research libraries to build a sustainable, geographically distributed archive for the benefit of the greater global research community. Please see more information at: http://www.clockss.org
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> Dr. Christopher Lynnes     NASA/GSFC, Code 610.2    phone: 301-614-5185
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