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Slides available from Digifest14 Expert Speaker Session

Slides from the Digifest14 Expert Speaker Session by Neil Grindley of Jisc entitled 'The Economics of Digital Curation: Crunching the Numbers, Comparing the Costs' are now available online.

The Expert Session explained how the work of the 4C Project ‘Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation,’ aims to improve the comparability of data across organisations, helping make efficiency gains that will ultimately help to either reduce costs or to improve organisational capacity to curate and preserve additional digital assets.

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). The session will introduce and explain the impact these resources are expected to make, and how these resources will be made available to the digital curation community.

Having already created a sizeable registry of open information related to digital curation costs through its ‘Community Resources’ section of the project website, the 4C Project is an ‘open and social’ project, relying on input from stakeholders and practitioners to make sure the best resources are developed for their user community.

Read more, and see the slides from the session in our Community Resources section.