Nicholas Taylor will participate in the Coalition for Networked Information Fall Membership Meeting. We look forward to connecting with any LOCKSS partners who may also be attending!
Nicholas will participate in the Executive Roundtable on "Responding to the Move of Content to the Cloud." We provided the following information in our statement of interest:
The LOCKSS Program has historically eschewed the cloud, given incompatible economics for regular data access and a focus on enabling distributed, local custody of digital materials. Given ongoing trends in the higher education IT environment, we are revisiting the question of how we might leverage the cloud to improve the flexibility of LOCKSS networks without compromising the core value proposition of community-centric, decentralized digital preservation.
Nicholas will also present Web Archiving Systems APIs (WASAPI) for Systems Interoperability and Collaborative Technical Development.
Here is the abstract:
Web archiving is an area of growing programmatic focus but poses high barriers to entry, particularly as a locally-provisioned activity. Observations of other opportunities in web archiving include that local and distributed preservation of web archive data remain flat; researcher use of web archive data has been impeded by lack of standardized interfaces and data exchange approaches; and distributed investments in web archiving infrastructure have been under-leveraged for lack of modularization in enabling services. The Web Archiving Systems API (WASAPI) initiative is concluding an IMLS-funded effort based on the idea that a web archiving technical ecosystem enabled by community-validated, and cooperatively-developed APIs could help address these challenges. This briefing will detail the findings and outcomes of the two-year project including technical developments, community activities, data-driven researcher support, second-tier services, and blueprints for future API development and interoperability strategies.