Investing in Curation: A Shared Path to Sustainability - The 4C Roadmap

Various authors, Mar 15, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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You will have to search around a bit and then use a little intuition to discern that '4C' stands for "Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation". Other than the issue of nomenclature, though, the road map describing the next five years of the project looks pretty good. Basically the idea is to take a systemic approach to curation costs, identifying and then requiring that cost-effective curation processes be required. "The costs, benefits and the business cases for doing so will be more widely understood across the curation lifecycle and by all relevant stakeholders. Cost modelling will be part of the planning and management activities of all digital repositories."

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