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What Is LOCKSS?

There is a lot more to LOCKSS than lots of copies.

A principle

LOCKSS is a widely-accepted best practice in the digital preservation field and more broadly for ensuring the persistence of digital information.

A program

LOCKSS is a general-purpose digital preservation technology and solutions provider and a pillar of Stanford Libraries digital library portfolio.

A community

LOCKSS is an international community of institutions and networks working together to advance their digital preservation capabilities.

A software application

LOCKSS is a research-based, open-source software application providing for robust, peer-to-peer digital preservation.