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Thursday, April 29, 2010

ICPSR Storage Locations, 2010 edition

I originally posted a diagram of where ICPSR keeps copies of its content back in November 2009. You can find the post here.

The main change since that post is that we've started using a new storage service from the University of Michigan central IT organization, ITS. This is nice because it gives us another off-site storage location, although the geographic diversity from ICPSR is not that good.

It's also likely that we'll be participating in a pilot project to evaluate a cloud-based storage service, and we're also active in a project to build a LOCKSS-based storage network. Both of these projects hold great promise for creating several additional copies of our holdings in secure, durable storage.

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