This book advises the National Archives and Records Administration and federal R&D agencies on the long-term retention of scientific and technical data, particularly in electronic formats. It proposes the creation of a National Scientific Information Resource Federation, which would apply a strategic data life-cycle management plan to better link the government's existing scientific data holdings and improve public access to those holdings. The book is expected to draw attention to data management concerns in the context of the current government emphasis on promoting a National Information Infrastructure and to make a significant contribution to improving the inadequate situation regarding our nation's valuable scientific data and information resources.
Table of Contents
|2 The Challenge: Preservation and Use of Scientific Data||13-32|
|3 Retention Criteria and the Appraisal Process||33-41|
|4 The Opportunities: The Relationship of Technological Advances to New Data Use and Retention Strategies||42-48|
|5 A New Strategy for Archiving the Nation's Scientific and Technical data||49-61|
|Appendix A: List of Acronyms||64-65|
|Appendix B: Minority Opinion||66-67|
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