Hybrid Systems–Preservation Cost Summary

Commission on Preservation and Access

A Hybrid Systems Approach to Preservation of Printed Materials

Appendix D
Preservation Cost Summary (All costs are per page)

Category                    Film          Digital

Per-page access cost (Lesk)       $ 0.10 - 0.15   $ 0.13 - 0.28

System Implementation cost        $ 0.04 - 0.35   $ 0.15 - 0.50

Operating Cost                    $ 0.10 - 0.20   $ 0.30 - 1.20

- Adequate Access Resolution                      $ 0.30 - 0.55

- Archival Resolution                             $ 0.50 - 1.20

Contract Preservation Costs       $ 0.10 - 0.50   $ 0.50 - 2.50

- Adequate Access Resolution                      $ 0.50 - 1.25

- Archival Resolution                             $ 1.00 - 2.50

Media Cost (book-size page)           $ 0.01         $ 0.085

Backup Cost (book-size page)         $ 0.005         $ 0.08