Tuesday, March 28, 2006

LOCKSS and CLOCKSS and you thought librarians were dusty!

This is such a cool initiative by an international consortium of libraries to preserve electronic materials in the age of the Web! They are looking to preserve electronic journals that evaporate when the subscription is up, and fugitive government documents on the Web that disappear into the electronic ether. They are also looking to preserve electronic dissertations and thesis materials. The plan is to make a multitude of copies and have a failsafe archive, as well. Librarianship is changing fast, and these guys are on their toes!

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