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Long-Lived Digital Data Collections: Enabling Research and Education in the 21st Century

Saturday, January 1, 2005


The primary purpose of this report is to frame the issues and to begin a broad discourse. Specifically, the NSB and NSF working together – with each fulfilling its respective responsibilities – need to take stock of the current NSF policies that lead to Foundation funding of a large number of data collections with an indeterminate lifetime and to ask what deliberate strategies will best serve the multiple research and education communities.

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