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1 1 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers The LIFE 2 Project Case Studies Richard Davies LIFE 2 Project Manager, The British Library LIFE 2 Project Conference 23 June 2008

2 2 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers LIFE 2 Presentations Digitisation as Surrogacy: BL Newspapers Institutional Repositories: SHERPA-LEAP SHERPA-DP Primary Data: Research Data Costs Study

3 3 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Case Study Outputs Full Case Study Write-up Workflow diagram Costing Spreadsheet Website LIFE Blogwww.life.ac.uk/blog

4 4 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers British Library Newspapers Case Study Richard Davies LIFE 2 Project Manager, The British Library LIFE 2 Project Conference 23 June 2008

5 5 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Case Study Aim To develop a method of comparing analogue and digital lifecycles and then test the approach by applying it to analogue and digital lifecycles from British Library collections

6 6 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers The Burney Collection 1,100 volumes of the earliest known newspapers 1,000,000 pages Purchased in 1818 for £13,500 Digitised from the microfilm

7 7 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Whats compared Analogue Legal Deposit Newspapers Ongoing activity 133,000 issues a year Digital Burney Collection 3 year project 190,969 issues Per-entity cost

8 8 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Case Study Process Develop analogue and digital workflows Terminology issues How can we get a meaningful comparison? Future digitisation costs (Creation Stage)

9 9 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers

10 10 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Comparing Analogue and Digital Lifecycles Lifecycle Lifecycle Stage Lifecycle Element Lifecycle Sub-element ? x

11 11 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Overview of Costs

12 12 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Overview of Costs LIFE StageCAqInMBPCPAcTotal Digital£2.25£1.20£0.91£0.24£0.30£0.10£0.38£5.48 Analogue£0.00£1.18£1.50£0.27£0.87£0.34£0.39£4.56 LIFE StageCAqInMBPCPAcTotal Digital£0.00£1.20£0.91£0.24£0.30£0.10£0.38£3.13 Analogue£0.00£1.18£1.50£0.27£0.87£0.34£0.39£4.56

13 13 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Overall Conclusions Comparison is complex but workable Retrospective costing adds complications Similar costs across a number of LIFE Stages Analogue lifecycles are well established compared to digital

14 14 LIFE Project - BL Newspapers Thank you. e t +44 (0) LIFE Team Acknowledgements Rory McLeod Paul Ayris Rui Miao Helen Shenton Paul Wheatley Case Study Acknowledgements Lucy Evans Patrick Fleming Richard Gibby Ed King Stephen Morgan Deborah Novotny Dawn Olney Jane Shaw Bhavna Tailor


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