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Sunday, July 13, 2003

The University of Potsdam is creating an open-access archive to mirror the entire corpus of BioMed Central articles. The mirror will not only improve access to the articles but (LOCKSS-like) improve its prospects for long-term preservation. This is the third mirror of the BMC corpus, after PubMed Central and the CNRS. BMC increases the LOCKSS effect even further with its new program allowing any user in the world to download a zipped copy of the entire corpus for the purpose of data mining.