State of the Art of Cost and Benefit Models for Digital Curation

Bøgvad Kejser, U., Davidson, J. , Wang, D., Strodl, S., Miska, T., Hougaard Edsen Johansen, K., Nielsen, A. B. and Thirifays, A. (2014) State of the Art of Cost and Benefit Models for Digital Curation. In: Archiving Conference, Berlin, Germany, 13-16 May 2014, pp. 144-149.

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an evaluation carried out by the EU 4C project to assess how well current digital curation cost and benefit models meet a range of stakeholders’ needs. This work aims to elicit a means of modelling that enables comparing financial information across organisations, to support decision-making and for selecting the most efficient processes – all of which are critical for ensuring sustainability of digital curation investment. The evaluation revealed that the most prominent challenges are associated with the models’ usability, their inability to model quality and benefits of curation, and the lack of a clear terminology and conceptual description of costs and benefits. The paper provides recommendations on how these gaps in cost and benefit modelling can be bridged.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:curation, costs
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davidson, Ms Joy
Authors: Bøgvad Kejser, U., Davidson, J., Wang, D., Strodl, S., Miska, T., Hougaard Edsen Johansen, K., Nielsen, A. B., and Thirifays, A.
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Publisher:Information Systems & Technology
ISSN:2161-8798

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
607981Collaboration to Clarify the Cost of Curation (4C)Joy DavidsonEuropean Commission (EC)ICT-600471HU - ARTS AND MEDIA INFORMATICS (HATII)