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Digital Preservation Costing Initiatives
- LIFE 1, 2 and 3. Projects to explore digital preservation costing, and develop costing models.
- Cost Model for Digital Preservation (CMDP): Project at the Royal Danish Library and the Danish National Archives to develop a new cost model. Currently covers Planning, Migrations and Ingest
- Keeping Research Data Safe 1 and 2 (KRDS):Cost model and benefits analysis for preserving research data
- Presto Prime cost model for digital storage
- Cost Estimation Toolkit (CET): Data centre costing model and toolkit, from NASA Goddard
- Cost Model for Small Scale Automated Digital Preservation Archives (Strodl and Rauber)
- APARSEN Project activity focused on digital preservation costing
- EPRSC and JISC study on Cost analysis of cloud computing for research
- Cost forecasting model for new digitization projects (Excel and web tool under development) (Karim Boughida, Martha Whittaker, Linda Colet, Dan Chudnov)
- DP4lib is developing a business and cost model for a digital preservation service
- DANS Costs of Digital Archiving Volume 2 Project, focusing on preservation and dissemination of research datasets
- Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access
- Economic Sustainability Reference Model (draft)
- ENSURE Project - Enabling kNowledge Sustainability Usability and Recovery for Economic value
- 4C. EU funded project on costing. Due to commence in 2012. Led by JISC.
- Cost Model for Electronic Health Records (Bote, Fernandez-Feijoo, and Ruizb)
- TCP: Total Cost of Preservation (California Digital Library)
- Cost model for digital preservation (National Archives of the Netherlands)
Events and Event Reports
- Inge Angevaare blog post on Screening The Future conference session on digital preservation costing
- Workshop: The Costs and Benefits of Keeping Knowledge: economic models for digital preservation, includes links to an event report and slides.
- Expert Meeting: Price Tags of Digital Preservation Policy Choices
Significant Digital Preservation Costing Papers
- "Comparison of methods and costs of digital preservation. Research and Innovation Report", Hendley, T. (1998). British Library.
- "Cost elements for digital preservation". Granger S., Russell, K., Weinberger, E. (2000). CEDARS Project.
- "Life cycle collection management". Shenton, H. (2003). LIBER Quarterly, Issue 13.
- "Sustaining the digital investment: Issues and challenges of economically sustainable digital preservation. Interim Report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation And Access", Blue Ribbon Task Force, December 2008.
- "The Significance of Storage in the “Cost of Risk” of Digital Preservation", Richard Wright, Ant Miller, IJDC, Issue 3, Volume 4, 2009.
- "Total Cost of Preservation: Cost Modeling for Sustainable Services", Stephen Abrams, Patricia Cruse, John Kunze, 2012
- "Economic Impact Evaluation of the Economic and Social Data Service", Charles Beagrie Ltd, 2012
- "Interpares 3: Cost Benefit Models: Final Report", Alexandra Allen, 2011
- "Report on cost parameters for digital repositories", APARSEN Project, 2013
- Detailed analysis of existing digital preservation cost models and a survey of users/potential users of these models
For more comprehensive bibliographies see:
- A Digital Asset Sustainability and Preservation Cost Bibliography (2012)
- LIFE Research Review (2005)
- Yvonne Friese's Mendeley group on DP costs
General Costing Information
- International Standard Cost Model Manual from the Standard Cost Model (SCM) Network** http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/54/34227698.pdf
- Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) (UK)
Miscellaneous Costing Information
- David Rosenthal blog post on modelling digital preservation costs
- Matthew Addis of PrestoCentre on cost vs risk with regard to long term storge
- Paul Wheatley blog post on challenges in costing DP: Digital Preservation Cost Modelling: Where did it all go wrong?