Economic incentives for digital preservation: OCLC Newsletter considers recent white paper by OCLC researcher
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.
OCLC Newsletter article:
Brian Lavoie's white paper on the economic incentives to preserve digital materials: