Information Access Seminar

Some Initial Thoughts on Data Retention Lifecycles and Data Lifespans

Friday, October 29, 2010
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Clifford Lynch
Determining what data to keep and what to discard, and most critically when to discard it, is essential to any sustainable approach to research data curation. Yet we seem to have almost no practical measures to help establish specific lifespans for data. In this talk and discussion, I'll try to outline some initial thinking that may serve as a point of departure and also identify some hypotheses that might be useful in advancing further work on the topic.

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March 26, 2015