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International Case Studies Reveal Strategies for Financing Digital Resources

New York, London Tens of millions of dollars, pounds and euros are invested each year by government agencies and private foundations to develop and support digital resources in the not-for–profit sector.
As institutional budgets tighten, will these digital resources be able to survive and thrive? A new study, released today by Ithaka S+R and the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, illustrates the varied and creative ways in which leaders of digital initiatives, particularly those developed in the higher education and cultural heritage sectors, are managing to identify sources of support and generate revenue.
Ithaka Case Studies in Sustainability consists of twelve examples of digital resource projects and a final report, Sustaining Digital Resources: An On-the-Ground View of Projects Today, written by Ithaka S+R analysts Nancy L. Maron, K. Kirby Smith and Matthew Loy.
The work was jointly funded by JISC’s Strategic Content Alliance in the UK and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation in the United States. The full report and case studies are available online and open for comment: