How Much Does it Cost? The LIFE Project - Costing Models for Digital Curation and Preservation

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How Much Does it Cost? The LIFE Project - Costing Models for Digital Curation and Preservation

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dc.contributor.author Shenton, Helen
dc.contributor.author Davies, Richard
dc.contributor.author Ayris, Paul
dc.contributor.author McLeod, Rory
dc.contributor.author Wheatley, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T18:17:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Davies, Richard, Paul Ayris, Rory McLeod, Helen Shenton, and Paul Wheatley. 2007. How much does it cost? The LIFE project - costing models for digital curation and preservation. Liber Quarterly 17, 3/4. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1435-5205 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4726593
dc.description.abstract Digital preservation is concerned with the long-term safekeeping of electronic resources. How can we be confident of their permanence, if we do not know the cost of preservation? The LIFE (Lifecycle Information for E-Literature) Project has made a major step forward in understanding the long-term costs in this complex area. The LIFE Project has developed a methodology to model the digital lifecycle and to calculate the costs of preserving digital information for the next 5, 10 or 100 years. National and higher education (HE) libraries can now apply this process and plan effectively for the preservation of their digital collections. Based on previous work undertaken on the lifecycles of paper-based materials, the LIFE Project created a lifecycle model and applied it to real-life digital collections across a diverse subject range. Three case studies examined the everyday operations, processes and costs involved in their respective activities. The results were then used to calculate the direct costs for each element of the digital lifecycle. The Project has made major advances in costing preservation activities, as well as making detailed costs of real digital preservation activities available. The second phase of LIFE (LIFE2), which recently started, aims to refine the lifecycle methodology and to add a greater range and breadth to the project with additional exemplar case studies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Igitur, Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://liber.library.uu.nl/ en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://liber.library.uu.nl/publish/articles/000210/index.html en_US
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dc.title How Much Does it Cost? The LIFE Project - Costing Models for Digital Curation and Preservation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Liber Quarterly en_US
dash.depositing.author Shenton, Helen
dash.embargo.until 10000-01-01

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