Aeroplace model

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As part of various aspects of the project we have used a number of models to inform our work:

LIFE – digital lifecycle model and costings

Digital Curation Centre – curation lifecycle model

OCLC – Collboration Continuum

These have all been extremely useful in helping develop our thinking, and ensuring all aspects of the digital lifecycle are considered. We have also created our own models for the delivery of collaborative digitisation services in the areas of digitised course readings, digitisation and training.

Unfortunately these models can only go so far in shaping the work we do. It is vital that local, institutional and consortial factors are taken into consideration. It is also key to implement actions based on the work from the models. One of the most exciting outcomes of the LIFE-SHARE Project is the decision by the White Rose Library Directors to instigate a White Rose approach to digitisation.