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Deutsche National Bibliothek
Keep Solutions
National Library Estonia
The Royal Library
Statens Arkiver
UK Data Archive
University of Glasgow

Breaking down walls in Digital Preservation: The OPF and SCAPE Seminar

The 4C Project was presented to attendees of the SCAPE + OPF Seminar by project partners DANS in The Hague on 2nd April 2014. The seminar was organised to identify ways to break down walls between research & development and daily operations in libraries and archives.

Heiko Tjalsma of 4C and DANS introduced the project's aims and told the seminar that '‘We can only get a better idea of what digital curation costs by collaborating and sharing data."

Some of the critical outputs to be produced within the final year of the project include the Curation Costs Exchange (CCEX), a Cost Concept Model, and the Economic Sustainability Reference Model (ESRM) and rely on the digital curation community sharing their experiences of investing in preserving their data collections.

Having already created a sizeable registry of open information related to digital curation costs through its ‘Community Resources’ section of the project website, Heiko used the OPF + SCAPE seminar to explain the impact these resources are expected to make, and how they will be made available to the digital curation community for the long term, with the aim of demystifying the process of investment for organisations in the future.

A full report from the seminar may be found on the OPF website.

Contact the project team to get involved with 4C and share your own experiences of investing in digital curation.