Title

Documenting Federal Scientific and Technical Information (STI). A Discussion of Appraisal Criteria and Applications for the National Archives and Records Administration

Abstract

The preservation of scientific data is a complex task, both in theory and in practice. This article examines the major producers of U.S. federal government scientific technical information (STI), principal data categories, and the role of the National Archives in documenting scientific data. The preservation of scientific data by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a monumental task in both volume and complexity of the data and the issues involved. This article will examine several important questions surrounding the appraisal, accessioning, and preservation of scientific data by NARA.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Data Archives; Scientific Data; Technical Data; U.S. National Archives And Record Administration

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

13520237

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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