"The Library of Congress has entered into a three-year cooperative agreement with Stanford University to provide approximately $700,000 in support of Stanford’s CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) digital archive pilot and related technical projects.The Library is leading the NDIIPP initiative, which is focused on the long-term preservation of culturally important born-digital materials. A key element of this program is the formation of a national network of partners, like Stanford, to implement solutions and share responsibility for preserving digital materials.
Web sites have become the version of record for many journals and other types of publications that are no longer distributed in print. Information stored on paper can survive for centuries; information stored digitally today may not be recoverable next week. Libraries are thus faced with the urgent problem of creating online collections that are as well preserved as traditional hard copies.
The LOCKSS Program, initiated by Stanford University Libraries, is open-source software that provides libraries with an easy and inexpensive way to collect, store, preserve and provide access to their own, local copy of authorized content.
The CLOCKSS initiative is a collaborative, community initiative to build a trusted, large-scale, dark archive. CLOCKSS is intended to provide a decentralized and secure solution to long-term archiving, based on the LOCKSS technical infrastructure."