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Data worth Preserving: An Exploratory Study of the Collection, Storage, Use, and Preservation of Research Data at Carolina

by Schaefer, John C.

Abstract (Summary)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) is exploring opportunities to support the teaching and research needs of its administrators, faculty, and students through the preservation and dissemination of its digital assets. Recent studies suggest that much of this intellectual output is at risk and may disappear unless stewards of this information emerge and take active steps to ensure its preservation for current and future use. This paper presents the results of a survey of 200 UNC faculty members that documents current processes and practices related to research materials. It serves as an important first step in a process designed to describe the needs and expectations of information producers on campus related to the collection, storage, and preservation of research materials.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Helen R. Tibbo

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:digital preservation collaboration research institutional repositories

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Date of Publication:11/17/2006

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