There are costs associated with the closure of major libraries or archives. We often hear cost savings associated with a "budget cut" touted, but there are costs associated with closure, too.
Many costs of closure would extend beyond an common budgetary item. For example, the loss of cultural tourism revenues is an example of a reasonably quantifiable economic loss associated with a closure. Other, more intangible costs associated with closure would require quantifying the loss of transparency, access, etc.
- What are the full costs associated with the closure of a major library or archive?
- On a global level, what modern studies exist that quantify the "all in" cost of such closures?