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Friday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Digital Preservation of Library Content at Scale: An Evolution from Outlier to Mainstream

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A brief history of electronic journal preservation must include the Stanford Libraries based LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) project and its publisher/library controlled spin-off CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), the Ithaka delivered Portico digital preservation service, and, for some content, the Internet Archive and Private LOCKSS Networks such as the MetaArchive Cooperative and the COPPUL network of western Canada. Recent years have seen at least three other digital preservation networks evolving from multi-institutional partnerships which seek to provide broad-based digital preservation services at a regional or national level: the HathiTrust Digital Library (primarily focused on monographs, and now including government documents); the Digital Preservation Network (DPN); and one of its larger partner hubs, the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).

While these more recent partnerships may or may not focus on preservation of electronic journal content, many libraries that are currently using preservation services within their own institutions (LOCKSS or private LOCKSS networks) are expected to utilize DPN and APTrust services to provide further long-term preservation services for their content. Additionally, it is already clear that the HathiTrust Digital Library is becoming a massive repository for digital publications of the U.S. Government. Thus after more than a decade of existence of the LOCKSS program and Portico, a critical problem still exists: the scale by which universities and their libraries and archives are working to provide digital curation services both for electronic journal content and for other forms of content that are unique to an individual institution. This could include but is not limited to: institutional repository content, digital collections, and other forms of media and digital content. In this session the presenters will consider the models presented by LOCKSS, Portico, DPN, APTrust, HathiTrust and others while reviewing both long-term and short-term options for empowering libraries to better curate and preserve their licensed, published, and owned digital content.

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Robert McDonald

Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, Indiana University
As the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies, Robert H. McDonald works to provide library information system services and discovery services to the entire IU system and manages projects related to scholarly communications, new model publishing, and technologies that... Read More →

Julie Speer

Associate Dean for Research and Informatics, Virginia Tech
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Tyler Walters

Dean, University Libraries, and Professor, Virginia Tech
Tyler Walters is Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech. He is a 2009-10 Research Libraries Leadership Fellow of the Association of Research Libraries. Walters serves on the board of directors of DuraSpace, the Educopia Institute, and is a governing board member of... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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