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2019 LOCKSS Alliance Meeting

façade of Lathrop Library / © Michael Hong
March 28, 2019 (All day) to March 29, 2019 (All day)
Lathrop Library room 370, Stanford University


Registration is free, and open to all LOCKSS Alliance members. As in previous years, we need to limit the number of participants from each LOCKSS Network to two. Please let us know if you plan to attend by 11 February so we can budget appropriately for catering.


Thursday, March 28

8:30a: Meet at Lathrop Library, Stanford. Meeting is upstairs on the side opposite the East Asia Library, in room 370.

8:30 - 8:45a: Coffee

8:45 - 9a: Welcome

9 - 10:15a: Digital preservation landscape
What does DPN’s shutdown mean for LOCKSS and other digital preservation service providers and communities? What critical re-evaluations of LOCKSS sustainability are needed? What partnerships or other investments would be worthwhile?

10:15 - 10:30a: Break

10:30 - 11:45a: LOCKSS Program update
What is the state of the LOCKSS Program? Major activities, new developments, challenges, opportunities, sustainability planning, Advisory Committee, and situation in the strategic landscape.

11:45a - 12:30p: Global LOCKSS Network survey feedback
Summary of feedback received from 2019 Global LOCKSS Network participant survey. What is working well? What could be improved? How are our partners' preservation environments and needs changing?

12:30 - 1:30p: Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 3:30p: Community updates
Presentations from partners on their initiatives: overview, goals, challenges, new developments, partners they’re working with, community efforts they're following or engaged with.

3:30 - 4p: Break and mingling

4 - 5:15p: Breakout discussions
What are touchpoints and collaboration opportunities between different partner initiatives? What common needs or interests could the LOCKSS Program and community better address or support?

5:15 - 5:30p: Close out

5:30 - 7p: Reception

Friday, March 29

8:30a: Meet at Lathrop Library, Stanford. Meeting is upstairs on the side opposite the East Asia Library, in room 370.

8:30 - 8:45a: Coffee

8:45 - 9:00a: Canvas ideas for afternoon unconference sessions
Recap day one themes and discussions possibly worth continuing in the afternoon.

9:00 - 10:30a: Software re-architecture
Tour of the alpha software, APIs, and documentation. Details on resource requirements, migration plan, and timeline.

10:30 - 10:45a: Break

10:45a - noon: Post-LAAWS roadmap
What are the development priorities, building upon LAAWS? With a new technical foundation in place, how can we more effectively collaborate to shape the prospective roadmap?

noon - 1p: Lunch (provided)

1 - 1:30p: Unconference session(s) planning
Unallocated time for the group to determine. Possibilities: new or expanded discussions, presentations, brainstorming.

1:30 - 3p: Unconference session(s)

3:15 - 3:30p: Close out


Comparatively affordable, nearby hotels that we frequently recommend for conference visitors include Best Western Riviera, Cardinal Hotel, Stanford Inn, and Stanford Terrace Inn.

Other options may be found in either direction along El Camino Real, though this may put you outside of walking distance. Consult the system map for the free Stanford University shuttle or other local transportation options.


Public transportation options to/from local airports and around the area can be found here.

Event Sponsor: 
LOCKSS Program