Thursday, January 14, 2016

graph showing calculated cost equivalencies for Digimap over the last 5 years.

EDINA has again calculated the commercial cost of all the data downloaded and maps created for printing in all Digimap Collections for the period August 2014 to July 2015.

This was done per subscribing institution and then totalled; the grand total is approximately £77.25 million. This estimate is a conservative one as we reduce the quantity of data downloaded by 60% to account for duplication of usage. When all the maps printed and data downloaded were included in the calculation (i.e assuming users would continue to take their own data and maps, and not share them) this total rises to almost £128.5 million.

For the full set of facts and figures, see the latest Digimap blog post.