[Esip-preserve] AGU IN021: Data rescue is more than just a PDF

Denise Hills dhills at gsa.state.al.us
Mon Jul 30 12:42:46 EDT 2018

Hello ESIP Data Stewardship!

AGU abstracts are due soon – 1 August 2018 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT – and I wanted to be sure you hadn’t missed this relevant session! Note in particular we’re looking for abstracts that discuss identification of data-at-risk.

IN021: Data rescue is more than just a PDF<https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/46227>

Data rescue seeks to recover older datasets and metadata from the trappings of paper, dated media and/or recording hardware. It has had a higher profile in recent years, stemming from concerns that scientific data might be at risk of removal from government websites.

Appropriate identification of data-at-risk, a key step often missed in well-intentioned grass-roots efforts, recognises the need to identify data sets that need to be preserved and/or replicated. It requires anticipating changes in curation personnel and evolving technologies, so they are always available as a global resource for future research, particularly research involving longitudinal components. But many well-intentioned data rescue efforts have failed: mere duplication of datasets or simple scanning of documents does not mean that the data is rescued.

This session solicits papers that discuss what is necessary for appropriate data rescue and identification of data-at-risk, as well as exemplars of sustainable data rescue.

If you have any questions about the session or its scope, please feel free to reach out to me, Lesley Wyborn, Steve Diggs, or Dave Gallaher, the co-conveners of the session. We look forward to a great session!

The link to submit is: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/46227


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