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Synthesis Study of the JISC Digital Preservation and Asset Management Programme

The Digital Preservation and Asset Management (4/04) Programme

Between 2004 and 2007, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded a series of eleven projects as part of its Digital Preservation and Asset Management programme. This was sometimes referred to as the 4/04 programme, after the number of the JISC Circular that invited proposals. Further information on the programme with links to individual project pages can be found on the JISC Website:

The Synthesis Study

Towards the end of the programme funding cycle, Maureen Pennock of the Digital Curation Centre team at UKOLN produced a synthesis study of all of the projects funded by the programme. The study provides a comprehensive and categorised overview of the outputs from the entire programme. The categories include: training, costs and business models, life cycles, repositories, case studies, and assessment and surveys. Each category includes detailed information on project outputs and references a number of re-usable project-generated tools that range from software services to checklists and guidance.

Maureen Pennock, JISC Programme Synthesis Study: Digital Preservation and Asset Management (Joint Information Systems Committee, January 2008). Public version available in PDF from: