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Curation Costs Exchange

Understanding and comparing digital curation costs to support smarter investments

Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS)

Creator and Funding
The KRDS Project is funded by Jisc and conducted by a partnership of the following institutions: Charles Beagrie Ltd, OCLC research, the UK Data Archive, the Archaeology Data Service, the University of London Computer Centre and the Universities of Cambridge, King's College London, Oxford and Southampton.
The KRDS project ended in 2010 though there has been some follow-up activity. The latest documentation dates from July 2011.
Support for efficient digital repositories and data curation.
Information assets
Research data.
Production, Pre-Ingest (pre-archive phase),Ingest, Data Management, Archival Storage, Preservation Planning, Administration, Access (archive phase).
Capital costs (equipment costs, travel, consumables, estate costs), labour costs, indirect costs, outsourcing.
Past, Present, Future - medium to long term.
Collection levels, preservation aims, number of depositors, number, mode and frequency of deposits, number, complexity and type of file formats.
Type of tool
Availability of tool
Tools, documentation, user guide etc. is available for download.

Further reading