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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

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Nicholas Taylor  Program Manager, LOCKSS and Web Archiving
Nicholas manages the provision of distributed digital preservation software and services used by more than one hundred institutions across multiple networks, including the Global LOCKSS Network and the CLOCKSS Archive. His previous decade of experience features myriad technical roles in research libraries, including Stanford Libraries, the Library of Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library. He is a frequent collaborator, peer reviewer, and speaker on digital preservation and web archiving topics.

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Thib Guicherd-Callin  LOCKSS Technical Manager
Thib manages the LOCKSS Program's contributions to the core open-source LOCKSS technologies, for the benefit of all its users. Lately, this work has entailed supervising development of next-generation technology and capabilities that will integrate more seamlessly into our community’s IT frameworks. He has been a member of the LOCKSS team since 2005, from humble beginnings as an intern on through years of service as a software engineer.

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Alexandra Ohlson  LOCKSS Applied Preservation Services Manager
Alexandra manages the application and extension of LOCKSS technologies to help LOCKSS Alliance members achieve their digital preservation goals. This includes serving as lead for provision of support to the Global LOCKSS Network members and the CLOCKSS Archive. She brings 15 years of software engineering experience in industry to the role, previously holding positions at Sun Microsystems.

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Art Pasquinelli  LOCKSS Partnerships Manager
Art performs outreach and marketing of LOCKSS technologies and helps foster collaboration and information-sharing among the global LOCKSS community. He has served in academia-focused partnership roles in industry for most of his career. During his eighteen-year tenure at Sun Microsystems, Art and his team established the company’s leading presence in libraries, e-learning, research computing, and campus infrastructure. At Oracle, he worked on tiered storage frameworks, long-term archiving, and IAAS Cloud. Art is a co-founder and continuing Steering Committee member of the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), an open, global organization focused on the practical implementation of repository and preservation technology.