LOCKSS Boxes provide three ways for readers to access the content they preserve: by proxying (i.e. acting like a web cache), by serving (acting like a web server) and by serving through integration with an OpenURL resolver. (See slide presentation – Providing Access 5.25.2012).
Proxying Institutions often run Web proxies to allow off-campus users to access subscription content. Libraries that integrate their LOCKSS Box into a proxy (PAC Files, EZ Proxy, ICP, Squid) ensure a reader’s URL request is seamlessly fulfilled when the content is unavailable from the publisher’s website. Read more about Proxy Integration.
In the basic serving model, articles are accessed using a local URL pointing to the LOCKSS Box. The LOCKSS Box checks if the publisher will provide content to fulfill a reader’s request. If the content is not available from the publisher, the LOCKSS Box serves its own copy to the reader
Libraries can integrate their LOCKSS Box with their link resolver to make preserved content available to readers through the online public access catalog (OPAC).
- For an overview, see our video and white paper Accessing LOCKSS Content Through OPACs and Link Resolvers.
- To integrate a LOCKSS box with the SFX link resolver from Ex Libris, see SFX Integration Guide
- To integrate a LOCKSS box with the 360 Link link resolver from Serials Solutions, see LOCKSS and 360 Link Integration Guide.
- To integrate a LOCKSS box with WebBridge from Innovative Interfaces, see LOCKSS and WebBridge Integration Guide.