LOCKSS

LOCKSS is an acronym for “Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe.”  LOCKSS software was created by a team at Stanford University as a relatively simple means for creating multiple back-up copies of electronic files to ensure they can be accessed in the future if the original source of the data becomes unavailable. The software has been used to create cached copies of electronic journals, government documents, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), and other electronic information used by libraries.  A more detailed description of LOCKSS uses can be found at www.lockss.org.

ASERL members can receive a 5% discount on the annual fees for participating in the LOCKSS Alliance.  (Specific pricing information is below.)  LOCKSS Alliance members provide direction to the development team for future improvements to the technology, and can receive technical assistance in configuring the software to work with a private LOCKSS network.  As part of the agreement, discount recipients agree they will attempt to negotiate LOCKSS preservation language into your license agreements.  (LOCKSS has suggested wording to help participating libraries with this.)

LOCKSS ALLIANCE MEMBERSHIP FEES
LOCKSS Alliance Fees are based on Carnegie Classifications Institution Size (

Carnegie “Research Universities (very high research activity)”
2006 LOCKSS Alliance Fee = $10,800
Less 5% consortial discount = $10,260 (savings of $540)

Carnegie “Research Universities (high research activity)”
2006 LOCKSS Alliance Fee = $9,600
Less 5% consortial discount = $9120 (savings of $480)

Carnegie “Doctoral/Research Universities”
2006 LOCKSS Alliance Fee = $8,200
Less 5% consortial discount = $7,790 (savings of $410)

Carnegie “Master’s Colleges and Universities (larger programs)”
2006 LOCKSS Alliance Fee = $5,200
Less 5% consortial discount = $4,940 (savings of $260)

More Information about LOCKSS
Libraries interested in receiving this discount should contact Vicky Reich, LOCKSS Program Director, at  vreich@stanford.edu.