Data Science Journal
Online ISSN : 1683-1470
Special Section on Selection, Appraisal, and Retention of Digital Scientific Data
Some challenges and issues in managing, and preserving access to, long-lived collections of digital scientific and technical data
W. L. Anderson
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2004 Volume 3 Pages 191-201


One goal of the Committee on Data for Science and Technology is to solicit information about, promote discussion of, and support action on the many issues related to scientific and technical data preservation, archiving, and access. This brief paper describes four broad categories of issues that help to organize discussion, learning, and action regarding the work needed to support the long-term preservation of, and access to, scientific and technical data. In each category, some specific issues and areas of concern are described.

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