The LOCKSS project, currently centered at Stanford University, provides open source, peer-to-peer software that functions as “a persistent access preservation system,” principally for online journal content. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has participated in the development and beta testing of this system software since 2003. As of 2005, we are one of over 80 libraries and 50 publishers around the world actively using the LOCKSS system.
In 2005, we became a member of the LOCKSS Alliance. This is a group committed to the long term sustainability of the project. Recently, Bill Hook, Director of the Divinity Library, has agreed to coordinate the LOCKSS Religion Project which will identify and develop LOCKSS plugins for titles in religion that would benefit from the project.
For more information about the LOCKSS project, see: