Erway and Lavoie's Economics of Data Integrity Paper Describes Data Curation Sustainability
This paper is included on page 53 of the final report for the NSF Workshop, Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science, that took place 10-11 September 2012. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by UNC School of Information & Library Science.
Some takeaways from the Erway/Lavoie paper include:
- Allocation of digital preservation resources needs to be ongoing over time.
- Key tradeoffs are involved in allocating resources to digital preservation that should be recognized upfront.
- The management of these tradeoffs should be informed by the risks that could potentially impact the preservation process over time.
- It is unwise to attempt to replicate a broad range of data curation services, infrastructure and expertise at every institution.
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Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science [pdf]
Final Report: Invitational Workshop Sponsored by the National Science Foundation