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

Greg Janée gjanee at eri.ucsb.edu
Tue Sep 25 19:57:25 EDT 2012

This is a pretty good overview/FAQ for LOCKSS: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/07378831011096321

On Sep 25, 2012, at 2:22 PM, Ruth Duerr wrote:

> 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...
> Ruth

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