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LIFE2 Conference: 23 June 2008

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

A date for your diaries - the LIFE2 Project Conference will be held at the British Library on 23 June 2008.

The conference will cover the results from the project’s case studies which examined the lifecycle costs for:  

Digital repositories

Primary data

Digitised newspapers

The conference will cover the results from the project’s case studies which examined the lifecycle costs for:  Other topics will include mapping digital and analogue lifecycles, as well as the updated LIFE costing model and how to go about using the LIFE model in your own institutions.

The conference will be of interest to the digital preservation community and repository managers, as well as anyone with an interest in the costs associated with digital collections.

We will post further details of the programme closer to the conference date, however if you are interested in attending please register from here or email  life@bl.uk we will keep you informed of the programme details. There is no charge for conference attendance.

JISC Programme Synthesis Study: Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

JISC has published JISC Programme Synthesis Study: Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions: A Review of the 4-04 Programme on Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions for the JISC Information Environment: Part II: Programme Synthesisjisc

The report covers a number of projects, including LIFE, MANDATE, PARADIGM, PRESERV, and SHERPA DP and provides a comprehensive and categorised overview of the outputs from the entire programme.  In the report, you can find LIFE work from the following pages:

LIFE Overview:  pp.10;
LIFE Cost Model:  pp.25, 46-47, and 54;
LIFE Case Studies:  pp.27, 40-42, 67-68;


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