Editor’s Choice: What’s the cost of curating content in the digital age?

Knowing how much resource to allocate to managing your digital assets is one of the big questions facing digital curation practitioners today.

Making sure that your digitised collections and research data (or indeed any ‘assets’ your organisation looks after) are reusable in the future requires investment throughout their lifecycle, but ensuring that this is done in a way that is cost effective and sustainable is a challenge.

The crux of the problem revolves around the absence of a culture of communication between organisations. If you knew what your peers were spending on their curation activities, it would provide benchmarks to assess your own activities and make better-informed investment decisions.

Source: What’s the cost of curating content in the digital age?

This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Jordan Bratt based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Roger L. Martínez-Dávila, Maria Manuel Borges, Scott Paul McGinnis, Jeanne Gillespie, Myriam Mertens, Lindsay Hall, Andrew Piper