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LuKII - LOCKSS and KOPAL infrastructure and interoperability


The aim of the project was to achieve interoperability between the distributed LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) archive system and the archive system set up in the BMBF-sponsored kopal project. The LOCKSS system, which is well established within academic circles in the USA in particular, provides open-source software which permits low-cost storage with built-in redundancy for all networked LOCKSS partners in the form of a peer-to-peer network. The design of the kopal system was based on the OAIS reference model and contains open-source components for long-term preservation aspects such as the migration of archived objects.

The project involved setting up a LOCKSS network in Germany. Metadata enrichment permitting targeted format migration was carried out based on concepts and software from the kopal project. Scenarios were also evaluated in which a LOCKSS network is used as a low-cost storage system within the kopal system.

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2010 - 2012

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Last update: 16.10.2015

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