Economic Sustainability of Digital Information Roundtable

26 May 2011
Cupola Hall, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn


The purpose of this roundtable meeting is to look at issues relating to economic sustainability, a topic that originates from the work of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (BRTF). Discussion at the Roundtable will doubtless reference the BRTF findings, but the purpose is also to focus on new work and to hear from an international mix of participants about the various national actions that are currently happening to ensure an economically sustainable digital future.

The meeting will feature a presentation and discussion of work that is being commissioned by the DCC/JISC and OCLC Research to produce a reference model that will help decision-makers understand the economic context surrounding digital lifecycle management, and inform the development of viable economic sustainability strategies. 

The reference model will be based on the findings and recommendations of the BRTF Final Report, but aims to translate the report's conclusions into a practically-oriented tool for economic decision-making. The goal is to produce a reference model that underpins the economic aspect of lifecycle digital planning and management, much as the OAIS Reference Model has underpinned planning and management for technical/workflow issues. 

This Roundtable Meeting complements and extends the conference that is taking place in Tallinn from 23-25 May, entitled 'Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation'.

More information about the event can be found here.

Costs and Registration

The event is free to attend, however participants must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. 

Places at the meeting are very limited and some will be filled by targeted invitation. However, anyone with a specific interest in this area is welcome to register by contacting Neil Grindley at JISC.