OCLC has joined more than 90 libraries from around the world that participate in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Alliance, a library membership consortium and active user community that provides open-source archiving software as a means to build digital collections. OCLC will work collaboratively with LOCKSS to explore the expansion of the LOCKSS technology to operate with different types of digital content.
Members of the LOCKSS Alliance are interested in participating in the development and expansion of applications and services. Additionally, the Alliance community will help determine long-term priorities and strategies for digital preservation software and program evolution. LOCKSS' open-source software provides librarians a mechanism for collecting, storing, and long-term access to a library's own local copy of authorized content.