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Curation Costs Exchange

Understanding and comparing digital curation costs to support smarter investments

4C project outputs

The 4C project outputs are divided in deliverables, promotional material, articles and publications, outreach events, workshops and focus groups and glossary.


The 4C project has produced many outputs and deliverables throughout the lifetime of the project. These have been quality assured and are placed in this area of the web site.

  1.  D1.1 Draft Sustainability & Benefits Realisation Plan
  2.  D1.2 Final Sustainability & Benefits Realisation Plan
  3.  D2.1 Baseline Study of Stakeholders and Stakeholder Initiatives
  4.  D2.2 Maintained Register of Stakeholder and Stakeholder Initiatives
  5.  D2.3 Final Stakeholder Report (coming soon)
  6.  D2.4 Final Report on Outreach Events
  7.  D2.5 Project Communications Plan
  8.  D2.6 Report on Communications Activities
  9.  D2.6 Report on Communications Activities - month 12 addendum
  10.  D2.8 Curation Costs Exchange
  11.  D3.1 Evaluation of Cost Models and Needs & Gap Analysis
  12.  D3.2 Cost Concept Model & Gateway Requirement Specification
  13.  D3.3 Curation Costs Exchange Framework
  14.  D4.1 Prioritised Assessment of Indirect Economic Determinants
  15.  D4.2 Assessment of Community Validation of the Economic Sustainability Reference Model
  16.  D4.3 Report on Trustworthiness and Quality
  17.  D4.4 Report on Risk, Benefit, Impact and Value
  18.  D4.5 From Costs to Business Models
  19.  D5.1 Draft Roadmap
  20.  D5.2 Final Roadmap Report (coming soon)
  21.  The 4C Interactive Roadmap

Promotional material

Publicity and briefing materials have been produced during the project. Find the collection here.

  1.  iPres 2013 poster (Award winner!)
  2.  iPres 2014 poster (Award winner!)
  3.  4C Flyer (English)
  4.  4C Flyer (German)
  5.  CCEx Flyer
  6.  Roadmap Brochure
  7.  Roadmap Postcard - Managers (Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese)
  8.  Roadmap Postcard - Curation Practitioners (DutchEnglishFrenchGermanPortuguese)
  9.  Roadmap Postcard - Curation Researchers (DutchEnglishFrenchGermanPortuguese)
  10.  Roadmap Postcard - Data Users (DutchEnglishFrenchGermanPortuguese)
  11.  Roadmap Postcard - Member Organisations (DutchEnglishFrenchGermanPortuguese)
  12.  Roadmap Postcard - Policy Makers (DutchEnglishFrenchGermanPortuguese)
  13.  Roadmap Postcard - Solution Providers (DutchEnglishFrenchGermanPortuguese)

Articles and publications

  1. New EU project examines the costs of digital preservation
  2. Press release on the EU project 4C
  3. 4C Project – the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation - a project within the Digital Preservation area
  4. Project 4C – Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation
  5. DPC joins new EU collaboration to clarify the costs (and benefits) of curation
  6. Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation (4C)
  7. 13 partners from across Europe join together to improve digital curation
  8. Project 4C: the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation
  9. Major EU initiative to clarify the costs and benefits of digital curation
  10. Major new EU initiative to understand the costs and benefits of digital curation
  12. 4C - EU project started on the costs and benefits of digital preservation
  13. The 4C consultation is now open!
  14. State Archives and the Royal Library appreciate the cultural heritage
  15. 4C - Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation in Issue 5 – SCAPE Newsletter
  16. European Partnerships in TIMBUS Times
  17. New EU project examines the costs of digital preservation
  18. 4C - Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation
  19. "Nothing is static" in "Dialog mit Bibliotheken"
  20. Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy
  21. Share your costs of Digital Sustainability
  22. Missed the 4C and DPC conference? Watch the webcast!
  23. Curation Costs Exchange: Supporting Smarter Investments in Digital Curation

Outreach events, workshops and focus groups

The 4C Project engaged with a wide range of stakeholders from memory institutions to data intensive research and industry. A series of targeted and co-ordinated focus groups and workshops formed part of this ongoing interaction throughout the project's duration.

  1. Focus Group and Workshop #1 - iPRES 2013
  2. Focus Group #2 - London/Frankfurt
  3. Workshop #2 - IDCC
  4. Focus Group #3 - DPHEP, CERN
  5. Focus Group #4 - Archiving 2014
  6. Workshop #3 - iPRES 2014
  7. 4C Conference
  8. Focus Group #5 - Research Data Management
  9. Focus Group #6 - Vendors and Solution Providers


This glossary is intended to define a number of key terms applicable to the 4C project.