This purpose of the baseline cost calculator is to capture as much granular information about the costs of software preservation in different organizational contexts as possible – inlcuding start-up costs. We understand that every organization will vary in terms of how they account for specific costs, but this information is critical for pricing software preservation related services we well as advocating for programmatic investment.

Expense categories include:

  • personnel time (# of hours per week)
  • server infrastructure and hosting costs
  • local hardware costs
  • storage off-site
  • cloud storage
  • non-personnel security costs
  • subscription tools for coordinating Node team activities
  • software procurement

Baseline Cost Measurement:

Preferred citation:

Meyerson, Jessica. EaaSI Program of Work, . (2018, August 1). Baseline Cost Measurement. Software Preservation Network.