Ithaka Harbors Inc. (Ithaka S+R)
Log Number: LG-246365-OLS-20
Ithaka S+R will research how digital preservation and curation systems are developed, deployed, and sustained. Using case studies, the project team will examine: 1. how community-based initiatives develop sufficient capital and agility to thrive in sectors that include for-profit competitors and 2. how sustained engagement with the funder community alters programmatic guidelines or investment strategies and if engagement improves outcomes. The team will analyze the business approaches of community-based and commercial initiatives, offer lessons learned through case studies, and propose alternative sustainability models for long-term maintenance and development.