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Does All Science Need to be Preserved? Do We Need to Save Every Last Data Point? « The Scholarly Kitchen
"There are at present few best practices for managing and curating data. Libraries have developed, over the decades, processes and plans for how to curate an information collection and to “de-accession” (i.e., discard) unwanted or unnecessary content. At this stage in the development of an infrastructure for data management, there is no good understanding of how to curate a data collection. This problem is compounded by the fact that we are generating far more data than we have capacity to store or analyze effectively."
data-curation  big-data  libraries  management  science  meteorology  astronomy  scholarly-communication 
october 2012 by tsuomela
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