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Lifecycle information for e-literature: a summary from the LIFE project.

McLeod, R.; Wheatley, P.; Ayris, P.; (2006) Lifecycle information for e-literature: a summary from the LIFE project. LIFE Project: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The LIFE Project has developed a methodology to calculate the long-term costs and future requirements of the preservation of digital assets. LIFE has achieved this by analysing and comparing three different digital collections and by applying a lifecycle approach to each. From this work LIFE has identified a number of strategic issues and common needs. The critical strategic issues are: •There is a need for a wider collaborative approach between Higher Education (HE) and Libraries to aid in the cost-effective development of tools and methods. •The time required for the realistic development of the next generation of these tools and methodologies is largely unknown and should form part of a collective responsibility within the digital preservation community. •There exists a real opportunity to establish long-term partnerships between institutions to address common requirements. The challenge is to establish multidisciplinary Project teams and programmes to lead these developments. •There exists a real opportunity to establish long-term partnerships between institutions and industry to develop this methodology and to establish new opportunities to share knowledge and experience. The LIFE project could become an important vehicle for the development of these new opportunities.

Type:Report
Title:Lifecycle information for e-literature: a summary from the LIFE project.
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.life.ac.uk/
Language:English
Additional information:A summary from the LIFE Project Report produced for the LIFE conference 20 April 2006. A JISC funded joint venture project under 4/04 programme area (i) Institutional Management support and Collaboration.
Keywords:digital preservation, lifecycle costing, OAIS model, lifecycle modelling

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