Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit

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Preserving Digital Objects

A comprehensive toolkit to help practitioners and middle managers build business cases to fund digital preservation activities. Created by the Jisc funded SPRUCE Project.

About the Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit

About the Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit

Information about the Toolkit, who it's for, who wrote it, how it was created and what it's current status is.

Use this to find out more about the Toolkit and how to get the best out of it.

Step by step guide to building a business case

Step by step guide to building a business case

This is a step by step guide to the key activities for preparing, planning and writing your digital preservation business case.

Use this to take you, in a chronological order, through the steps you need to think about when constructing a business case.

Template for building a business case

Template for building a business case

A detailed guide for building a business case, structured in the form of a generic business case.

Use this as a guide to writing each section of your business case.

When, Why, What, Who and How?

When, Why, What, Who and How?

Questions and answers on different aspects of building a digital preservation business case, in the style of a FAQ.

Use this to navigate your way through challenges or sticking points while constructing your business case.

Case Studies

Case studies

A collection of Case Studies including actual Business Cases.

Use this to learn the lessons from real business cases from real organisations.

Additional resources

Additional resources

Other business case guides and a set of resources that may be useful in augmenting or communicating a business case.

Use this to get another take on how to write a business case or to explain concepts and bolster your arguments.


The textual content of the Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit is made available under the CC-BY-SA license. Attribute as "Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit http://wiki.dpconline.org/". If part reproduced in a business case, the requirement to attribute the Digital Preservation Business Case Toolkit is waived.

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SPRUCE Project Jisc