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Preserving state government digital information:

Business Case for Digital Preservation


Digital preservation is a continuous process and to be effective must be part of a routine. A business case is one way to make others aware of the issues associated with digital preservation and how their assets might be affected over the long-term if not addressed.

The following paper provides a list of essential elements for a business case, discusses some of the issues to consider when developing a business case for digital preservation, and provides resources for additional information.


White Paper



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November 9, 2011; links updated November 9, 2011