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About the LIFE Project

LIFE is a collaboration between University College London (UCL) Library Services and the British Library, jointly funded by JISC and RIN.

The LIFE Project has developed a methodology to model the digital lifecycle and calculate the costs of preserving digital information for the next 5, 10 or 100 years. For the first time, organisations can apply this process and plan effectively for the preservation of their digital collections.

The third phase of LIFE commenced in August 2009, and will run for one year with funding from JISC and RIN. By producing a predictive costing tool, LIFE3 will significantly improve the ability of organisations to plan and manage the preservation of digital content. The project will expand its existing Generic Preservation Model to create a comprehensive suite of models covering all life cycle stages, providing greater accuracy and assurance in estimation. The predictive costing tool will be made available towards the end of 2010, as both a web application and an Excel-based model. The project team would be delighted to hear from organisations interested in assisting with trials of the tool. Please visit the LIFE project website for more information.

The LIFE Blog will be used to post news about the project, as well as draw attention to other relevent issues. If you are interested in finding out more about the project, or about adopting the LIFE methodology, then please feel free to contact us directly.

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