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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 we will keep you informed of the programme details. There is no charge for conference attendance.

Site updates

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The LIFE website has been updated with the latest conference presentations and papers the team have recently given on LIFE2: 

Risk Assessment and Cost Appraisal given at DELOS conference:
McLeod, R. (2007) Risk Assessment and Cost Appraisal. In: DELOS-Appraisal in the digital world, 15-16 November, Rome, Italy

LIFE Overview given at LIBER Conference:
Davies, R. (2007) The cost of digitisation and preservation: The LIFE Project. In: LIBER Digitisation Conference, 24-26 October 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.

LIFE Overview given at iPRES Conference:
Wheatley, P. (2007) LIFE: Costing the digital preservation lifecycle. In: iPRES Annual Conference, 10 October 2007, Beijing, China.

I’m sure you’ll all be thrilled to know we have also updated the LIFELIFE teampage.

We’re hiring: LIFE Project Assistant

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

BL Logo Salary £8,454-£10,581 p.a. for 18 hours per week.

Fixed term for 12 months, Based at the British Library

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Project Assistant to provide administrative and research support for the project team and international advisory board. The successful candidate will be involved with assisting with planning, budgeting, report creation and helping to ensure that the project meets its stated objectives.

Candidates must have the ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint, good planning skills, experience of supporting projects and the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.

This position is based at the British Library’s site at St Pancras. The days of work can be mutually agreed and a flexi time system is in operation. Benefits of employment include a career average pension scheme and 22 days annual leave pro rata on appointment.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact me (Richard Davies) on +44 (0) 20 7412 7182 or richard.davies at

Further information on the project is available at the main project site. To apply for this position, please apply online at

Cosing date: 17 October 2007

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