Other literature and projects
The following list represents a registry of articles and projects as well as presentations and posters focused on (partially or entirely) the topic of digital curation costs. It is by no means exhaustive and represents a fragment bibliography for the 4C Project until its end in January 2015. It is intended to provide those interested in the cost of digital curation with a starting point.
- Genova, F. et al. (2014) The Data Harvest: How sharing research data can yield knowledge, jobs and growth. An RDA Europe report.
- Kaur, K. et al. (2013), Report on Cost Parameters for Digital Repositories. Deliverable D32.1 of the APARSEN project.
- Palaiologk, A., Economides, A., Tjalsma, H., Sesink, L. (2012), An activity-based costing model for long-term preservation and dissemination of digital research data: the case of DANS, The International Journal on Digital Libraries, related to the Costs of Digital Archiving vol. 2 project.
- Bote, J., Fernandez-Feijoo, B., Ruiz, S. (2012), The Cost of Digital Preservation: A Methodological Analysis, In CENTERIS 2012 proceedings.
- Addis, M., Jacyno, M., Hall-May, M., McArdle, M. and Phillips, S. (2012), Planning and Managing the 'Cost of Compromise' for AV Retention and Access, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Journal, 121(1) pp. 32-38.
- Kiefer, S., Wilson, M. (2012), Ensuring Profitability of Commercial Long Term Digital Preservation, ERCIM News, vol 91, pg 19-20. Related to the ENSURE project.
- Badawy, M., Shehab, E., Baguley, P., Wilson, M. (2012), Towards a cost model for long term digital preservation, In Proc. 2012 ISPA/SCEA Joint International Conference: Assuring cost efficiency: global solution, Brussels, Belgium. Related to the ENSURE project.
- UC Curation Center (2012),Total Cost of Preservation (TCP) - Cost Modelling for Sustainable Services - Rev. 2.0 (draft), Report of the TCP project.
- Hawtin, R., Hammond, M., Gillam, L., Curtis, G. (2012), Cost analysis of cloud computing for research, Report for EPSRC and JISC.
- Schmitt, K., Klaproth, F. (2012), Cost model for a long-term preservation service (German), Report of the DP4lib project.
- Kejser, U., Nielsen, A., Thirifays, A. (2011), Cost Model for Digital Preservation: Cost of Digital Migration, The International Journal of Digital Curation.
- Strodl, S., Rauber, A. (2011),A cost model for small scale automated digital preservation archives, In iPRES 2011 proceedings.
- Addis, M., Wright, R. and Weerakkody, R. (2011),Digital Preservation Strategies: The Cost of Risk of Loss, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Journal, 120(1) pp. 16-23.
- Addis, M., Jacyno, M., Hall-May, M., McArdle, M. and Phillips, S. (2011), Planning and Managing the 'Cost of Compromise' for AV Retention and Access, 2011 Conference of the International Broadcast Convention, 6-11 September, Amsterdam.
- Xue, P., Badawy, M., Shehab, E., Baguley, P. (2011), Cost modelling for long-term digital preservation: Challenges and issues, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2011, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Sep 2011, pp 187-192.
- Snyders, M., Westerhof, H., Ubois, J. (2011), Financial Models and Calculation Mechanism, Deliverable D6.3.1 of the PrestoPRIME project.
- Berman, F., et al. (2010),Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information, Final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access project.
- Fontaine, K., Hunolt, G., Booth, A., Banks, M. (2007), Observations on cost modelling and performance measurement of long-term archives, Conference Proceedings (2007).
The following list represents a registry of relevant projects in the field of (partially or entirely) digital curation costs.
- APARSEN Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network) builds on the already existing APA (Alliance for Permanent Access) network and therefore brings together a wide range of experts in digital preservation and archiving. During its lifetime the project will deal with technical methods for preservation, access and the re-use of datasets, legal and economic issues such as costs, digital rights etc. as well as outreach activities to create a circle of qualified data curators.
- DPN initiative (Stanford University)
The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is a nationwide initiative to create a preservation backbone for digital information of interest to the academy. DPN comprises a handful of large-scale preservation repositories, which together form a heterogeneous network of secure, trustworthy digital archives, each operated under diverse geographical, organizational, financial, and technical regimes. Robust (bit) auditing and repair functions ensure the integrity and security of content over time. Intellectual property agreements among depositors, repositories and the university members of the Network ensure succession of rights to use content in the event of the dissolution of the original depositor or archive. Since late 2012, a technical team from the five initial nodes has been working on an initial implementation of the network. This presentation describes that group’s work, which includes basic design principles, functional requirements and system specifications; the Network’s high level architecture and protocols for content replication and auditing; and framing of detailed service and policy questions that will drive the Network’s overall design and operation. More information is available here.
- Preserving Objects With Restricted Resources (POWRR)
While many larger institutions have made considerable headway on digital preservation, many medium and smaller sized institutions have struggled to make similar progress, largely due to a lack of economy of scale. This project investigates, evaluates, and, at its close, will recommend scalable, sustainable digital preservation solutions for libraries with smaller amounts of data and/or fewer resources. Working closely with nationally recognized standards-based vendors of digital preservation solutions, the project will also investigate potential business models that would provide equitable access to digital preservation to libraries of all sizes. The Northern Illinois University Libraries will carry out this research with a board of advisors and partner libraries at Chicago State University, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Western Illinois University.
The project's aim is to "Develop a framework to predict the whole life cycle cost of long–term digital preservation in the cloud. The developed framework and its output cost model will serve three business sectors; healthcare, financial and clinical trials"
- TCP (Total Cost of Preservation)
The University of California Curation Center has developed a framework for modelling the full economic costs of preservation. They provide a pay-as-you-go and a paid-up option. The project also has the Merritt TCP cost and price model, version 2.0 -- 2013-04-25 (.xlsx).
- CMDP (Cost Model for Digital Preservation)
The project which was carried out by the Royal Danish Library and the Danish National Archives aimed to estimate the costs in digital preservation and developed a tool to calculate the present and future costs of digital curation. The tool was published online for use after the project finished.
A (finished) project to research and develop practical solutions of approaching the challenge of long-term preservation of digital media objects. During its lifetime tools and services were developed and provided by a networked competence centre, the PrestoCentre.
Presentations and posters
- Abrams, S., Cruse, P., Kunze, J. (2012), Cost modelling for sustainable curation services, Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), Dublin, October 16-19, 2012.
- Abrams, S., Cruse, P., Kunze, J. (2012), Total cost of preservation: Cost modelling for sustainable services, Screening the Future: Pause, Play and Press Forward, Los Angeles, May 21-23, 2012.
- Abrams, S., Cruse, P., Kunze, J. (2012), Pay once, preservation forever: a 'paid-up' cost model for long-term preservation, CNI Spring 2012 Membership Meeting, Baltimore, April 2-3, 2012.
- Abrams, S., Cruse, P., Kunze, J. (2012), Total cost of preservation (TCP): Cost modelling for sustainable services, Joint UC Council of University Librarians (CoUL) / Systemwide Operations and Planning Advisory Group (SOPAG) meeting, February 16, 2012.
- Badawy, M. (2012), Cost Modelling for Long Term Digital Preservation, DTC 2012 Conference, 17 January 2012, Cranfield University.
- JDCL 2012: ACM/IEEE - CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 'International Workshop on Models for Digital Cost Analysis, an international team of experts discuss digitization costs and comment on analysis tools created by the George Washington University Libraries.'
- Wright, R. (2011) , Preservation: Scenarios, Risks, Costs. Screening the Future, DTC 2012 Conference, 17 January 2012, Cranfield University.
- Addis M. (2011), Storage and Services: Planning and managing cost, quality and risk, Presentation at the FIAT/IFTA world congress 2011 as part of the PrestoPRIME pre-conference workshop. 28 Sep 2011. Turin, Italy.
- Hall-May, M. (2011), Storage and Services: Planning and managing cost, quality and risk., Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference. Nov 2011. Austin, Texas.
- Boughida, K., Whittaker, M., Colet, L., Chudnov, D. (2011), Cost forecasting model for new digitization projects, (Excel and web tool under development).
- Lefort, A., Conway,E., Shehab, E., Bagley, P., Xue, P., Badawy, M., Wilson,M. (2011), Modelling Digital Preservation costs for ISIS Instrument Data Proc, 7th International Digital Curation Conference, Bristol, UK, 05-08 December 2011. Related to the ENSURE project.
- Alhawas, A. (2011), Towards Cost Modelling for Long Term Digital Preservation, MSc project poster, Cranfield University, Sep 2011. Related to the ENSURE project.
- Lefort, A. (2011), Modelling Digital Preservation Costs for ISIS Instrument Data, MSc project poster, Cranfield University, Sep 2011. Related to the ENSURE project.
- Shehab, E. (2011), Cost Modelling for Long Term Digital Preservation, UK National Manufacturing Debate 2011, Cranfield University. Related to the ENSURE project.