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Program and People

© Michael Hong / Stanford Daily
Michael Hong / Stanford Daily

The LOCKSS Program is a digital library initiative of Stanford Libraries, managed by folks who know and care about digital preservation.


The LOCKSS Program is a Stanford University Auxiliary enterprise, situated within the Digital Library Systems and Services group in Stanford Libraries. The Program started in 1999 to help sustain the library's role as steward of published scholarly materials, as those materials transitioned from print to digital format.

The LOCKSS Program is the principal maintainer of the eponymous, open-source LOCKSS software; supports communities and organizations using LOCKSS technologies for digital preservation; and promotes community-based approaches to digital preservation. As digital preservation needs, best practices, and technologies evolve, the Program continues to adapt to provide principled digital preservation solutions.

Leadership Team

headshot of Thib Guicherd-Callin

Thib Guicherd-Callin  Program Manager
Thib Guicherd-Callin, a software engineer originally from France, has devoted his career to distributed digital preservation and has been a vital player in the LOCKSS Program for sixteen years. From humble beginnings as an intern, he was a key contributor to the growth of the Global LOCKSS Network, inception of the CLOCKSS Archive, and expansion of LOCKSS technology to private preservation networks worldwide, and he previously served as the Program's Engineering Manager.