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Curation Costs Exchange

Understanding and comparing digital curation costs to support smarter investments

Cost Model for Digital Archiving (CMDA)

Creator and Funding
Developed by Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) of the Netherlands.
The project creating CMDA has ended.
Estimate costs in order to assist management in achieving economic sustainability for data archiving.
Information assets
Research datasets from social sciences; humanities and archaeology.
Ingest, Archival Storage, Preservation Planning, Data Management, Administration.
Capital (office, minimal IT equipment) labour (general, archivists, ICTa, ICTb).
Past, Present.
Number of files, metadata quality, complexity; type of personnel, quality standards applied.
Type of tool
Accounting, analysis.
Availability of tool
None. There is a description of the model on the DANS website.

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