Searching for Safe Harbor: Investigating LOCKSS as a Digital Preservation System for ETDs

A session at USETDA 2013

Wednesday 24th July, 2013

1:30pm to 2:30pm (PST)

Roberts Hall North 15

Speaker: Michele Wyngard, Digital Repository Coordinator, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

In fall of 2012, the Robert E. Kennedy Library (REKL) began investigating long term digital preservation methods as an alternative to microfiche for the preservation of their growing electronic theses and senior project collections.

Michele Wyngard led the investigation, which resulted in a report discussing REKL digital preservation requirements for ETDs, as well as purchased and locally-created digital content, the digital preservation options currently available, and the pros, cons, and costs of each option, with a strong emphasis on LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe).

The presenter will discuss the process used to determine REKL's need for digital preservation and the digital networks available, focusing on LOCKSS.

The audience will gain an understanding of LOCKSS, its opportunities and limitations as they apply to the digital preservation of ETDs, and the knowledge of how to conduct a similar investigation at their own organization.

Next session in Roberts Hall North

2:45pm Beyond Traditional Theses and Dissertations: Nontraditional Approaches to Organizing an ETD

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Time 1:30pm2:30pm PST

Date Wed 24th July 2013


Roberts Hall North, The Claremont Colleges

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