Economic incentives for digital preservation: OCLC Newsletter considers recent white paper by OCLC researcher

 
Writing in a recent issue of the OCLC Newsletter, Tom Storey provides an overview of Brian Lavoie's "The Incentives to Preserve Digital Materials: Roles, Scenarios and Economic Decision-Making."

In his paper, Lavoie identifies three key decision-making roles present in digital preservation efforts and develops five organizational models characterizing the structure of digital preservation activities. He then uses these roles and models to explore economic issues associated with the incentives to preserve digital materials, and considers several real-world digital preservation initiatives in light of this framework.

More Information

OCLC Newsletter article:
http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/design/e-newsletter/260/dpr.htm

Brian Lavoie's white paper on the economic incentives to preserve digital materials:
http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/past/orprojects/digipres/incentives-dp.pdf

For more information:

Brian Lavoie
Research Scientist
OCLC Research
lavoie@oclc.org
+1-614-764-4399

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research
bolander@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5207

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