Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content was released today. The report was commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and researched/written by Ithaka S+R.
From a Summary on the Strategic Content Alliance Blog Post:
[The] report, issued today, tells of how three distinct organisations – Imperial War Museums (IWM), the National Library of Wales (NLW) and University College London (UCL) have risen to this challenge. This essential research is accompanied by a suite of tools, advice and videos (see below) that will enable and guide you to take a fresh look at whether a project is delivering the desired impact in the communities you aim to serve and to consider new ways to enhance the value of your content for your users.
As our great universities, libraries and museums receive public and private funding to create digital content, what strategies do they have to ensure its ongoing access and enhancement? Moving beyond the baseline concerns of preservation, how are digital content projects being managed, post-build, to ensure that they continue to be useful to the audiences they are intended to support and, in many cases, who have funded their creation?
Direct to Executive Summary (4 pages; PDF)
Direct to Full Text Report (91 pages; PDF)
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