From Preserving the Past to Preserving the Future: The Data-PASS Project and the Challenges of Preserving Digital Social Science Data

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dc.contributor.author Gutmann, Myron P.
dc.contributor.author Abrahamson, Mark
dc.contributor.author Adams, Margaret O.
dc.contributor.author Altman, Micah
dc.contributor.author Arms, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Bollen, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author Carlson, Michael
dc.contributor.author Crabtree, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Donakowski, Darrell
dc.contributor.author King, Gary
dc.contributor.author Lyle, Jared
dc.contributor.author Maynard, Marc
dc.contributor.author Pienta, Amy
dc.contributor.author Rockwell, Richard
dc.contributor.author Timms-Ferrara, Lois
dc.contributor.author Young, Copeland H.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-14T18:37:42Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Gutmann, Myron P., Mark Abrahamson, Margaret O. Adams, Micah Altman, Caroline Arms, Kenneth Bollen, Michael Carlson, et al. 2009. From preserving the past to preserving the future: The Data-PASS project and the challenges of preserving digital social science data. Library Trends 57(3): 315-337. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0024-2594 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4215041
dc.description.abstract Social science data are an unusual part of the past, present, and future of digital preservation. They are both an unqualified success, due to long-lived and sustainable archival organizations, and in need of further development because not all digital content is being preserved. This article is about the Data Preservation Alliance for Social Sciences (Data-PASS), a project supported by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), which is a partnership of five major U.S. social science data archives. Broadly speaking, Data-PASS has the goal of ensuring that at-risk social science data are identified, acquired, and preserved, and that we have a future-oriented organization that could collaborate on those preservation tasks for the future. Throughout the life of the Data-PASS project we have worked to identify digital materials that have never been systematically archived, and to appraise and acquire them. As the project has progressed, however, it has increasingly turned its attention from identifying and acquiring legacy and at-risk social science data to identifying on going and future research projects that will produce data. This article is about the project's history, with an emphasis on the issues that underlay the transition from looking backward to looking forward. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Government en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Johns Hopkins University Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1353/lib.0.0039 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title From Preserving the Past to Preserving the Future: The Data-PASS Project and the Challenges of Preserving Digital Social Science Data en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Library Trends en_US
dash.depositing.author King, Gary
dc.date.available 2010-06-14T18:37:42Z

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