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Lifecycle information for E-literature: an introduction to the second phase of the LIFE project

Ayris, P.; Davies, R.; McLeod, R.; Miao, R.; Shenton, H.; Wheatley, P.; (2008) Lifecycle information for E-literature: an introduction to the second phase of the LIFE project. British Library: London, UK. Green open access

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Introduction: The first phase of LIFE (Lifecycle Information For E-Literature) made a major contribution to understanding the long-term costs of digital preservation; an essential step in helping institutions plan for the future. The LIFE work models the digital lifecycle and calculates the costs of preserving digital information for future years. Organisations can apply this process in order to understand costs and plan effectively for the preservation of their digital collections The second phase of the LIFE Project, LIFE2, has refined the LIFE Model adding three new exemplar Case Studies to further build upon LIFE1. LIFE2 is an 18-month JISC-funded project between UCL (University College London) and The British Library (BL), supported by the LIBER Access and Preservation Divisions. LIFE1 was completed in April 2006. LIFE2 started in March 2007, and was completed in August 2008. This summary aims to give an overview of the LIFE Project, summarising some of the key outputs. There are four main areas discussed: 1 From LIFE1 to LIFE2 outlines some of the key findings from the first phase of the project as well as summarising the motivation behind this second phase. 2 The LIFE Model describes the current version of the model (version 2) which has been thoroughly updated from the first phase. 3 LIFE2 Case Studies describes the three new Case Studies for LIFE2. It does not include the results from the Case Studies (these are available in the overall LIFE2 Report), but offers some background on each of the studies as well as discussion of why they were chosen. 4 Findings and Conclusions outlines all of the findings and outputs from the entire project.

Type: Report
Title: Lifecycle information for E-literature: an introduction to the second phase of the LIFE project
ISBN-13: 9780712309080
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.life.ac.uk/2/documentation.shtml
Language: English
Additional information: This report is an updated version of the LIFE2 summary report published in June 2008, which can be found at: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/8608
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14110
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