Example benefits page for London mashup

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Activity Outline

Consider the activity you would like to examine and build a business case for during this mashup. You could have a tight focus on the activity your mashup developer is looking at, or you could take a broader consideration for the activity of your team, unit or department. We'll be building a business case to convince the powers that be that your work deserves to be funded. So you could outline a completely new activity or project.

< Enter a short paragraph here to outline the activity that you will consider during these business plan development activities >

Benefits Analysis and Alignment with Institutional Objectives

Benefits to the institution

Digital preservation ensures long terms access to vital records

Good management saves time

Better access for users/the public – easier to put online

Increases audiences

Raises the profile of the institution

Captures archival collections relating to a wide section of the community which fits into our key principles

Institutional role cannot be fulfilled without being able to handle digital material

Preserve the institutional memory

Preserving local/regional history now conducted through entirely digital media (blog, website, twitter etc)

Funding grants may be dependent on preserving and making data accessible

Funding opportunities may become available with digital preservation projects which require IT backup

< Begin by brainstorming the different benefits relevant to your activity, then expand on these in the Detailed Benefit Description column. When these benefit descriptions are complete, enter which objectives from your institutional strategy the benefit aligns with >

Generic or high level benefit Detailed benefit description Aligns with Institutional Objective
See these example benefits for ideas to help you get started. Describe the benefit in one sentence or less Describe the benefit in more detail and how it relates to the activity Enter the institutional strategic objective(s) that the benefit aligns with
Less manual intervention results in cost savings (Short term) staff will spend less time manually reviewing documents for retention 6.1 (Staffing) The Library will invest in appropriate staff skills and organisational structure to support the shift to digital working practices.
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