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Costbook of the digitisation infrastructure of DiSSCo

Hardisty, A., Livermore, L., Walton, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9117-3585 , Woodburn, M. & Hardy, H. (2020). Costbook of the digitisation infrastructure of DiSSCo. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6, e58915. doi: 10.3897/rio.6.e58915


There has been little work to compare and understand the operating costs of digitisation using a standardised approach. This paper discusses a first attempt at gathering digitisation cost information from multiple institutions and analysing the data. This paper has been written: for other digitisation managers who want to breakdown and compare project costs; as a potential baseline for future digitisation projects; as a starting point for prioritising research and development to reduce digitisation costs.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © Hardisty A et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Publisher Keywords: natural history collections, operational costs, cost analysis, specimen digitisation
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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