SAFE-PLN partners are glad to announce their data archiving grid is open
to international partners.
Using a data grid, the five institutions agree to archive each others’
open access collections across two continents, two timezones, four
languages and in seven copies to guarantee perpetual access to their
The head of libraries of five universities have signed a collaboration
agreement on deploying a preservation solution for open access collections
of dissertations, publications and research data:
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
Université Catholique de Louvain and
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Their solution, named SAFE-PLN ("SAFE Archiving Federation Private LOCKSS
Network"), consists in deploying an internationally distributed network to
safeguard core collections. It is based on the open-source preservation
software LOCKSS (http://www.lockss.org/community/networks/) developed by
Stanford University. Worldwide, SAFE-PLN is the third fully operational
PLN with an international scope.
More information is available on the project website: www.safepln.org.