The DPC is a not-for-profit membership organisation whose primary objective is to raise awareness of the importance of digital material and the associated strategic, cultural and technological issues. The UK LOCKSS Alliance’s focus on ensuring preservation and continuing access to electronic journals makes it a natural fit within the DPC membership.
A key incentive was to further develop a coherent national response to the preservation of scholarly material, and membership will help promote awareness of the UK LOCKSS Alliance to other UK bodies and organizations. The UK LOCKSS Alliance jointly organised a workshop with the DPC in April 2010 and looks forward to new opportunities for collaboration.
“We’re really pleased to have the UK LOCKSS Alliance as members of the Coalition,” explained William Kilbride of the DPC. “They bring a distinctive and considerable degree of technical expertise into the Coalition. It strengthens our connections with academic libraries across the UK as well with the ‘LOCKSS – Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe’ technology which was developed originally in Stanford University Library.”