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CLOCKSS adds its 12th archive node at Humboldt University, Berlin

CLOCKSS adds its 12th archive node at Humboldt University, Berlin

September 29, 2010, Stanford, CA - CLOCKSS is very pleased to
announce that it has added a twelfth library to its network of
worldwide distributed archive nodes. The new node is hosted at
Humboldt University, in Berlin, Germany. The Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has provided funding for the
University to represent Germany in this important international

Humboldt University joins the CLOCKSS board, and will work
alongside all participating publishers and libraries to decide on
policies and best practices for the archive. At Humboldt, both
the Computer and Media Service and the Berlin School for Library
and Information Science will provide the knowledge, community and
technical support necessary and look forward to be able to
contribute to long-term preservation of scholarly publications in
a larger scale.

Michael Seadle, Director of the Berlin School of Library and
Information Sciences at Humboldt University, said "At
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, we regard CLOCKSS as a key
component of the infrastructure for preserving scholarly content
for future centuries and we are pleased to play a role in the
CLOCKSS network on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany."

The node at Humboldt University will store a complete version of
the CLOCKSS archive content and will use 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

Gordon Tibbitts, Executive Director of CLOCKSS, said "We are
grateful to Humboldt University for taking on this important
responsibility. Joining forces with Humboldt University as our
twelfth archive node is a major step for the CLOCKSS effort to
protect the world's scholarship and keep it in the hands of

The twelve CLOCKSS archive nodes are hosted at:

Australian National University
Humboldt 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 Humboldt University

Founded in 1810 according to the concept which Wilhelm von
Humboldt had put forward, Humboldt-Universit=E4t zu Berlin was the
"mother of all modern universities." It lives up to its history
as a reform-orientated institution by planting innovative ideas
into study, research and structure. http://www.hu-berlin.de/


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. http://www.clockss.org

Gordon Tibbitts
Executive Director
CLOCKSS - A Trusted Community Governed Archive [www.clockss.org]