Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe

The LOCKSS Program, based at Stanford University Libraries, provides libraries and publishers with award-winning, low-cost, open source digital preservation tools to preserve and provide access to persistent and authoritative digital content.

Libraries keep what they buy

Librarians need to know that the digital content they acquire today will not disappear when they cancel subscriptions, and that their electronic collections can be preserved and accessed by readers far into the future.

Publishers preserve what they publish

Publishers need to know that the integrity of their web-based content will remain unchanged and available in perpetuity—even if their own website is no longer available.

Readers have continual accessThe  LOCKSS Program was formed by the library community in response to these needs and concerns.

Read more about LOCKSS collaborative digital preservation, post cancellation and perpetual access.