Private LOCKSS Networks: Community-based Approaches to Distributed Digital Preservation
Location: Boston College, Boston, MA
Date: October 25-26, 2010
Private LOCKSS Networks have utilized a variety of technical and organizational designs since 2005 to accomplish a common philosophical aim: to empower cultural memory organizations to participate in and take ownership of their digital preservation practices through community-based initiatives.
This community forum will provide a forum for current PLNs to share information about their work with each other and with the LOCKSS team. The primary intent is to help these individual community-based networks to themselves form a PLN community that actively shares knowledge, expertise, and tools in an ongoing manner.
Co-sponsored by the Educopia Institute, the Persistent Digital Archives and Library System Network (PeDALS), and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Library of Congress, this community forum has two parts. First, it will explore organizational principles involved with operating a distributed digital preservation network among collaborating partners. Second, it will consider issues specific to using the LOCKSS technology, which is currently the leading technical strategy for distributed digital preservation network building.
We strive to host a small gathering that will foster conversation between key PLN organizers and participants. As such, we invite each existing Private LOCKSS Network to send 2-3 of its members to the meeting.
We ask that each PLN RSVP to the Educopia Institute by contacting Katherine Skinner no later than September 15, 2010, with names of the representatives that will be in attendance. This will be a great help to us as we finalize the meeting logistics.
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