Educopia Institute, partnering with six members of the Digital Preservation Services Collaborative (APTrust, CLOCKSS, Chronopolis, Lyrasis, MetaArchive, Texas Digital Library), is leading an IMLS-funded planning project [LG-252340-OLS-22] around values-driven, community-supported distributed digital preservation service options (read full proposal). We seek a Consultant or consultancy agency to support our team in proposing a service model for collaboration that ensures the authority, sustainability, and viability of these options. 

Scope of Work

Project Overview & Background

Led by Hannah Wang (Project Director), in partnership with six values-aligned digital preservation service providers, this planning project is focusing on exploratory activities that will study the needs for and feasibility of a collaborative community-supported digital preservation service. The project seeks a Consultant who can bring an understanding of the current digital preservation landscape, including a variety of needs across the cultural heritage spectrum (public libraries, academic libraries, archives, special collections, etc). Combined with the input of the stakeholders, the Consultant should be able bring this knowledge to bear in the proposal of a broader and more sustainable collaborative and multi-tiered service model for distributed digital preservation.

Project Key Goals

Project Workstreams and Consultant Responsibilities

Timeline and Desired Schedule

The project team wishes to begin the 16-month consultancy no later than October 17, 2022, with completion by the end of January 2024.

Proposal Requirements

All proposals must adhere to the following outline and provide the information requested for each section. 

Submission Schedule and Process

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