Why are we writing a business case?

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  • Why is preservation important?
  • Why should I make this a priority?
  • What is the importance of the assets to the institution?
need to tailor the answers according to the audience ......
  • What are the benefits in relation to:
    • Collections? (secure and accessible)
    • Department? (fulfilling strategic objectives)
    • Organisation? (ability to fulfil organisational mission, effective exploitation of assets - maximising their use)
    • Users? (access to collections)
    • Depositors? (trust in repository)
  • What are the risks in relation to:
    • Collections? (information loss)
    • Department? (inability to fulfil strategic objectives)
    • Organisation? (reputational damage, loss of income generating capacity with lack of access to assets)
    • Users? (loss of access to collections)
    • Depositors? (lack of confidence in repository)

  • Why should I worry about data loss?
  • Why should I worry about access?
  • Why can't I leave it to our IT people?
  • What are your organisation's business objectives?
  • How mature (in DP terms) is organisation?
  • What scale is the organisation aspiring to?

Further information:

  • Strategy documents (collections development policies, organisational/departmental strategies, mission statements)
  • Risk assessment methodologies
  • Sample business cases
  • Preservation case studies - horror stories and success stories