NEDCC Persistence of Memory Conference
Speaker: Simon Tanner, King's College London
(Guy's doing some interesting things around the world with digital collections - is manager for Desmond Tutu Digital Archive - very cool!)
Revenue generation models
Role of public repositories: place where community "connects with the past and invents its future"
It's about *time*! (time to take action is short, but the actions are continuous)
What does all this mean for our future?
- Attention is vital to economic sustainability
- Access is valued more than preservation by the users
- Without access, there are very few long term preservation strategies that are sustainable
- How do we finance this? Talk to the designated community & compare costs with OAIS model
Cost & Business models (they are not the same thing!)
Balancing costs, benefits, and mission
- Essential to quantify consequences & risk of loss of digital materials
Justifying & building a case
- Identify timeframe in which action can be taken
- Build awareness of increasing dependence on digital materials
- Produce evidence of cost elements
- Be persuasive!
- Emphasize the strategic fit with current goals
- Show a clear understanding between costs and benefits
- Benefit the designated community!
Levers to get your way
- Legal accountability
- Risk consequences
- Ownership of the problem
- Critical to mission