Added on 22 December 2010

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is delighted to welcome the UK LOCKSS Alliance as its latest associate member.

The UK LOCKSS Alliance is a co-operative organization which ensures continuing access to scholarly work over the long term.  Its focus is on ensuring preservation and continuing access to electronic journals, but has interests and current research work on the preservation of all library collections, thus making it a natural fit within the DPC family.

 "We're really pleased to have the UK LOCKSS Alliance as members of the Coalition," explained William Kilbride of the DPC.  "They bring a distinctive and considerable degree of technical expertise into the Coalition. It strengthens our connections with academic libraries across the UK as well with the 'LOCKSS - Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe' technology which was developed originally in Stanford University Library."

Adam Rusbridge of the UK LOCKSS Alliance also welcomed the news. "We are delighted to join the Digital Preservation Coalition as Associate Members. We look forward to learning from DPC members, and believe the knowledge shared will improve our ability to respond effectively to the challenges faced by the UK library community.

 "We're keen to work together to coordinate an effective national strategy for at-risk scholarly material. We are also very interested in the DPC's web archiving and preservation task force, it's soon-to-be-established task force on audit and certification, and in learning about colleague's approaches to digital preservation more generally."

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