Data worth Preserving: An Exploratory Study of the Collection, Storage, Use, and Preservation of Research Data at Carolina
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.
Advisor:Helen R. Tibbo
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:11/17/2006