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Welcome to the 4C Project
Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation.
4C will help organisations across Europe to invest more effectively in digital curation and preservation. Research in digital preservation and curation has tended to emphasize the cost and complexity of the task in hand. 4C reminds us that the point of this investment is to realise a benefit, so our research must encompass related concepts such as ‘risk’, ‘value’, ‘quality’ and ‘sustainability’.
Organizations that understand this will be more able to effectively control and manage their digital assets over time, but they may also be able to create new cost-effective solutions and services for others.
The project was launched on the 1st February 2013 and these web pages will grow to include a great deal more content as we aim to fulfil our objectives.
Investing in Curation: A Shared Path to Sustainability - The 4C Roadmap
The Roadmap's goal is to bring about a change in the way that all organisations think about and sustainably manage their digital assets. The 4C team believes that this change may well be achieved with greater transparency around the supply and demand of curation services, which would foster a healthier and more effective marketplace for services and solutions and provide a more robust foundation for tackling future grand challenges.
Investing in Opportunity: Policy, Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future
17th - 18th November 2014, Wellcome Conference Centre, Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
The 4C Project and the Digital Preservation Coalition hosted a two day conference exploring the economics, long-term value and sustainability of digital objects.
Curation Costs Exchange beta release - supporting smarter investments by comparing digital curation costs11-08-2014