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Rescuing and Archiving Social Science Data

a PSC Research Project

Investigator:   George C. Alter

Over the last 50 years, each improvement in data processing technology resulted in an increase in research data on a variety of social, economic, and political subjects. Many old datasets could be profitably reanalyzed with current techniques, but they are in danger of being lost, because they were never properly archived. As faculty members retire, many will present these collections to Institutional Repositories, most of which are ill prepared to curate and preserve social science data. This project will work with five Institutional Repositories to curate and archive valuable as pilot studies. These experiences will be used to develop best practices for archiving such materials, which we will publish in a guide for repositories and digital archives. We will also identify and design services that ICPSR can offer to Institutional Repositories to assist them with specialized tasks in the archiving and dissemination of social science data.

Funding Period: 10/01/2009 to 03/31/2014

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