Internet Archive, after Trump win, looks to create alternate site in Canada

Fearing that decades of digital data could be threatened by a Donald Trump presidency, the nonprofit Internet Archive today proposed a secondary electronic library in Canada to safeguard its historical information.

“This year, we have set a new goal: to create a copy of Internet Archive’s digital collections in another country. We are building the Internet Archive of Canada because, to quote our friends at LOCKSS, ‘lots of copies keep stuff safe,'” Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle said in a blog today. LOCKSS is an open-source, peer-to-peer network that allows libraries to collect and share Web-based data.

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from Computerworld News http://www.computerworld.com/article/3144757/internet/internet-archive-after-trump-win-looks-to-create-alternate-site-in-canada.html#tk.rss_news

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