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CLOCKSS adds 11th archive node, in Italy

CLOCKSS adds its 11th archive node worldwide, in Italy

CLOCKSS is very pleased to announce that it has added an eleventh 
archive node to its network of worldwide, redundant, and 
distributed archive nodes.

The new node is hosted at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro 
Cuore, in Milan, Italy. The node will store a complete version of 
the CLOCKSS archive content. Like all CLOCKSS nodes, it uses 
award-winning open-source LOCKSS technology to automatically and 
continually check with the other nodes, audit itself, and repair 
any differences. If content in the archive becomes no longer 
available from any publisher ("trigger" event), CLOCKSS will 
release the content and make it available for free to the entire 

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore also joins the CLOCKSS 
board, and will work alongside all participating publishers and 
libraries to decide on policies and best practices for the 

As Ellis Sada, Library Director at the Universita Cattolica del 
Sacro Cuore, puts it, "The new CLOCKSS archive node at our 
university represents a way for all Italian academic and research 
libraries to join an international community and be actively 
involved in the process of long-term archiving."

The archive node at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore brings 
the CLOCKSS network of archive nodes to a total of eleven (see 
list below). CLOCKSS node locations are selected to be 
geographically and geopolitically diverse, and housed at major 
libraries with many centuries of experience and continuity 
protecting the world?s scholarship.

Gordon Tibbitts, CLOCKSS Executive Director, said "We are 
grateful to the Universit? Cattolica del Sacro Cuore for taking 
on this leadership role. At CLOCKSS, we believe that the best 
plan for very long term preservation is diversity, and putting 
our future in the hands of the university libraries who have 
preserved our scholarly heritage for centuries."

The eleven CLOCKSS archive nodes are hosted at:

Australian National University
Indiana University
National Institute of Informatics, Japan
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
Rice University
Stanford University
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
University of Alberta
University of Edinburgh
University of Hong Kong
University of Virginia

About Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
The Universita Cattolica is an academic community designed to 
contribute to the development of specified studies, scientific 
research, and the preparation of young adults for work and 
service in research, teaching, and work in public and private 
professional fields. The Universita Cattolica approaches this 
goal through a superior academic education, joined with the basic 
principles of Christianity. http://www3.unicatt.it

CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not for profit joint venture 
between the world?s leading scholarly publishers and research 
libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically 
distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term 
survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of 
the greater global research community.

Gordon Tibbitts
Executive Director, CLOCKSS