HathiTrust recently announced its intention to become a 'replicating node' in the Digital Preservation Network, contingent upon acceptable terms and conditions for doing so.
HathiTrust is one of five institutions or consortia that have been collaborating over the past year to build a robust technological infrastructure for DPN, envisioned to be a broad, collaborative preservation safety net under girding digital repositories, ensuring that 'a single point of failure cannot jeopardize centuries of scholarship.'
DPN replicating nodes together will maintain a 'dark archive' of digital content submitted by DPN contributing nodes. The content will be replicated among the nodes with appropriate metadata and policies in place such that under certain conditions, content could be 'brightened' or made available at a future time irrespective of who deposited the content.
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