Friday, August 19, 2011

Report: Funding for Sustainability: How Funders’ Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources

This 60-page report was published in June 2011 by JISC.  Reading the executive summary, these words resonated with me:
Content developed through the course of a grant may end up on a platform that is not well maintained or developed over time, where few are likely to find and use it. In a worst case scenario, a project team disbands and the resource languishes, available to those who may know where to find it in the short term, but at risk in the long term.
The report outlines problems as well as ways that funders could help the situation. Of course, we all must admit first that we have a problem and I hope this report will help us to do so.

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