This website is dedicated to publishing the results of a project whose aim is to estimate the costs of digital preservation. The project is called the Cost Model for Digital Preservation and is developed by the Royal Danish Library and the Danish National Archives.
The concrete objective is to develop a tool that calculates present and future costs of cultural heritage institutions' digital collections based on various user inputs, such as the amount and type of data.
The project has finished 3 phases, which are:
The tool for calculating the costs is now available for public use. Currently, it can be applied to calculating the costs of the OAIS entities Ingest, Preservation Planning and Archival Storage. The tool has a limited use and is still under development.
We expect to continue developing it, unless we join forces with a similar project with a better tool. The speed of development is based on the funds available.
An article concerning the first phase of the project (Preservation Planning) has been published (March 2011) in the International Journal of Digital Curation.