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KDL cost-sharing, F19-20

Costs associated with the Kentucky Digital Library are shared by the Kentucky Virtual Library and participating institutions. Cost sharing is outlined below.

Service Approximate
unit cost
Frequency Paid by
CONTENTdm annual consortial base fee $8,700 Annual KYVL
Project client (one per institution) $0 Annual KYVL
Institutional metadata and content storage allowance - 10 GB $150 Annual KYVL
Each additional 10 GB storage - metadata and content $75 Annual Member institution
Preservation storage - each 10 GB $150 Annual Member institution
OCR extensions (optional) $325 Annual Member institution
DPLA Hub Membership (under consideration; see more at $10,000 Annual TBD. Potential costs shared amount institutions over 10 GB only.

KDL billing notes

KDL member institutions are billed as follows:

  • KDL storage charges are billed annually on or about June 1 for the fiscal year that begins the following July 1. For KYVL database members, charges appear on the same invoice as annual database fees.
  • Costs are based on storage levels at the time of billing.
  • There is no charge for the first 10 GB. After the first 10 GB, storage is billed in 10 GB increments.
  • KYVL will also issue mid-year invoices for institutions that have large increases in storage (more than 100 GB) between June 1 and January 1.
  • Costs for storage billed at mid year will be $50 per 10 GB units for which the institution was not already billed.
  • KYVL will work with member institutions and OCLC to coordinate payment for optional OCR & preservation charges.
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