Curation Costs Exchange
Understanding and comparing digital curation costs to support smarter investments
All about the costs of curation
What am I spending, what are they spending, what should we be spending?
Assessing your costs and using cost models to make smart investments
Add your curation costs and see how they compare with others
William Kilbride Digital Preservation Coalition
The project team has worked hard to ensure the Curation Costs Exchange can help agencies understand the costs and benefits of digital preservation. By sharing our experiences we create opportunities for greater efficiencies and improved practice.
Armin Straube nestor - the German network for digital preservation
CCex is an important tool for a best-practice network like nestor. It helps the digital preservation community to become more cost-efficient and professional and integrates well with our overall efforts.
Neil Grindley Jisc, United Kingdom
Trying to compare the costs of digital curation has historically been really hard because it is difficult to get a cost model to comfortably fit more than one organisation. The CCEx is designed to break this deadlock and get the community sharing and comparing.
Ron Dekker NWO - Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
The CCEx is the platform to help funders realise the benefit of their investments. By being transparent about their costs and plugging them into this platform, projects can demonstrate that the taxpayer is getting value for money.
Stephan Strodl Secure Business Austria Research
The CCex helps to capture the efforts of curation activities in a structured way.
Luís Miguel Ferros KEEP SOLUTIONS
The CCEx is a great tool to develop an investment plan for the implementation of curation activities at your institution.
Peter Doorn Data Archiving and Networked Services
DANS has been interested in the issues of the costs and benefits of long-term data access from its very beginning. The CCEx cost model is a great leap forward, making costs comparable across countries and organisations. The limited number of staff roles and OAIS-based activities makes the tool more straightforward than what we had before. We started using the CCEx tool and will continue to do so, also because it gives another view on how we are performing, and showing us where we can become more efficient.
Reinhard Altenhöner Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
The CCEx helps institutions in two respects: On the one hand it supports comparing different approaches and implementations of digital preservation, helps evaluating performances and provides quality assurance. On the other hand it emphasises to our funding bodies the cost-efficient, systematical and collaborative way the cultural domain deals with digital preservation; this creates trust in our activities.
Rachel Bruce Jisc, United Kingdom
The CCEx is an innovative idea that helps to solve the problem faced by universities and research data managers of how to estimate and allocate the resources required to fulfil their business and research excellence obligations.