Post-LUC 2010: Canceled

Sorry, event canceled

Is your collection at risk? Don't be afraid. Be ready.

Content preserved by libraries through LOCKSS becomes a part of their collection, and they have perpetual access to 100% of the titles preserved in their LOCKSS Box.

Date: Friday, October 22
Time: 12 to 5pm.
Location: Patrick Taylor Hall (old CEBA building) at LSU
Featured Speaker: Software Engineer for LOCKSS, Mr. Philip Gust.
Lunch: Roly-Poly wraps


The price of the workshop will be $25 (including lunch). Students who wish to attend the workshop and who participate as presenters at the Poster Session, which immediately precedes the workshop, can attend for free! Click here for details

This year's topic is LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe). For those of you unfamiliar with this technology, it allows for automatic digital preservation of owned online content both while a library has a contract with a database vendor and afterwards. This year's featured speaker is software engineer for LOCKSS, Mr. Philip Gust, who will be joining us electronically. The workshop will also include an on-site panel of Louisiana librarians who have already begun testing in their libraries as beta sites for this technology. The panel will be hosted by Past ACRL-LA President Michael Matthews of Northwestern State University.

Overall Description

LOCKSS, based at Stanford University Libraries, is an international community initiative that provides libraries with digital preservation tools and support so that they can easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copies of authorized e-content. In its eleventh year, LOCKSS provides libraries with the open-source software and support to preserve today’s web-published materials for tomorrow’s readers while building their own collections and acquiring a copy of the assets they pay for, instead of simply leasing them.
Most importantly, LOCKSS provides 100% post cancellation access.

An open source, peer-to-peer, decentralized digital preservation infrastructure, LOCKSS preserves all formats and genres of web-published content. Today LOCKSS is a thriving international community-based initiative with libraries and publishers working together with the shared goal to preserve e-content for the long-term. Approximately 400 leading scholarly publishers have granted permission for their content to be preserved and for the provision of post cancellation access by LOCKSS Alliance participants.
CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not for profit joint venture between the world’s leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

For more information, visit the LOCKSS/CLOCKSS websites:

Tentative schedule

11:15am Poster Session Participants meet to set up their work
12 to 1pm Poster Session Presentations and Judging
1 to 2pm ACRL-LA Business Meeting
(Poster Session Winners announced)
2 to 3pm LOCKSS Presentation-Featured Speaker Mr.Gust
3 to 3:15pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:15 to 4:15pm Hands-On Workshop
4:15 to 5pm Panel Discussion


As the event is being held on a campus in a city, A parking pass is required to park anywhere on campus, and spaces are first come first serve. You may obtain your pass at the Visitor's Center, shown on the map above. Regardless of pass possession, spaces with parking meters must be paid. We recommend that attendees bring 6 or more $1 bills for this purpose.

You may park in any visitor space, such as the ones at the Faculty Club, metered spaces on the street, spaces at the Visitors Center, or commuter spaces at the A120 Ag Coliseum lot. For any other spaces, you park at your own risk. If attendees requiring handicapped spaces cannot find one near the event, s/he should ask the Visitor's Center for assistance.

Click here to see a detailed LSU campus map with marked parking zones. Public handicapped spaces are shown on the map with small light-turquoise handicapped symbols.


Patrick Taylor Hall (old CEBA building) at LSU

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