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Creating Digital Collections

Digital collections platforms allow scholars to create new works in the form of online collections, archives, digital museum exhibits, multimedia-rich books and more. This guide provides a comparison of several popular open source options for creating dig

Sustainability

Planning for Sustainability

Software is constantly changing, it is frequently updated and can sometimes be discontinued or abandoned. Some points to consider when planning your project include:

  • How long do you plan to maintain your site?
  • Do you have a recurring budget to cover software subscription or hosting costs?
  • Are there parts of your project that could be reused by others? (ex. a collection of images or metadata)
  • Is there a scholarly component to your site that is important to maintain?
  • If it's not your site to maintain forever, is there someone else who will take it over?

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