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Using Hard Disks for Digital Preservation
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2004.1.1.art00053  Published OnlineJanuary 2004

The LOCKSS system is a tool librarians can use to preserve long-term access to content published on the web. It has three main functions. It collects the content by crawling the pub-lisher's web sites, it distributes the content by acting as a proxy for reader's browsers, and it preserves the content through a cooperative process of damage detection and repair. The system uses the hard disk holding the copy used for access as a preservation medium; the cooperative damage detection and repair mechanism eliminates the need for off-line backups on removable media. We describe the LOCKSS system as an example of the techniques needed to use hard disks as a medium for long-term preservation.

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David S. H. Rosenthal, Mema Roussopoulos, TJ Giuli, Petros Maniatis, Mary Baker, "Using Hard Disks for Digital Preservationin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2004,  2004,  pp 249 - 253,

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