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From Theory to Action: "Good Enough" Digital Preservation Solutions for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions

Report from the Digital POWRR Project documenting the POWRR Project and results in investigating various options for digital preservation. Tools/systems researched include Archivematica, Curator's Workbench, MetaArchive, Preservica, and the Internet Archive. Solution models are presented as well...

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Digital Preservation Q&A

This Q&A forum provides a location in which questions about digital preservation questions can be posted and responded to by the community. Many of these questions ask how to do something or suggestions on tools to use to complete a task. A login is required to post questions or responses,...

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Digital Preservation Cost Modeling: Where did it all go wrong?

A blog post discussing a digital preservation costing workshop and his opinions on the topic. This provides another angle on which to think about costing issues. URL for Resource : http://openplanetsfoundation.org Document Creating / Publishing Body : Paul Wheatley (Paul Wheatley's Blog...

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Paying for Long-Term Storage

A summary of a conference panel about the "idea of endowing data with a sum sufficient to pay for its indefinate storage". URL for Resource : https://blog.dshr.org Document Creating / Publishing Body : David Rosenthal (DSHR's Blog) Date of Creation : 25-Feb-11 Topics : Cost Date...

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Shrinking State Data Centers: A Playbook for Enterprise Data Center Consolidation

This report provides an update since NASCIO’s last publication on data center consolidation in 2007. The brief looks at enterprise data center consolidation and optimization at the state level and shares 10 action items for states in the process of consolidating data centers or states who have...

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Total Cost of Ownership of Open Source Software

A report that discusses a method for determining software costs. Case studies, lessons learned, and checklists are provided. URL for Resource : http://eprints.lse.ac.uk Document Creating / Publishing Body : A report for the UK Cabinet Office supported by OpenForum Europe Date of...

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Cost of Inaction Calculator

This tool may assist with the decision to digitize audiovisual materials or not. From the AVPreserve website: "The Cost of Inaction Calculator [COI] is a free online tool that helps organizations analyze the implications of varying levels of preservation action when with dealing legacy...

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Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Preservation (Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access)

A report that explores the sustainability factors of long-term digital preservation and associated challenges. URL for Resource : http://brtf.sdsc.edu Document Creating / Publishing Body : Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access Date of Creation : Feb-10...

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Guide to Developing a Request for Proposal for the Digitization of Audio

A guide to assist collection managers in defining parameters and specifications for a digitization project with the main purpose of gathering cost estimates from vendors. The guide, along with a suggested metadata spreadsheet and another spreadsheet to document pricing estimates, may be used in...

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