Digital preservation benefit analysis tools

Article dated: 5 April 2011

The UK Data Archive is pleased to announce it is a partner in a new project focusing on development of a digital preservation benefits analysis toolset.

The 'Digital Preservation Benefit Analysis Tools' project is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and will run from 1 February to 31 July 2011.

The project aims to test, review and promote combined use of the Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) Benefits Taxonomy and the Value Chain and Impact Analysis tool first applied in the I2S2 project for assessing the benefits and impact of digital preservation of research data. The utility will be extended for adoption within the JISC community by providing user review and guidance for the tools and creating an integrated toolset.

The project consortium consists of a mix of user institutions, projects, and disciplinary data services committed to the testing and exploitation of these tools and were the lead partners in their original creation. The project will demonstrate and critique the tools, and then create and disseminate the toolset and accompanying materials such as user guides and factsheets to the wider community.

A dissemination event to mark the conclusion of the project will be held in central London on 12 July 2011 (further details and registration will be announced in May).

The project partners are: