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National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

Tools & Resources

Long-Range Data Preservation Plan

Sample format and elements of a Long-Range Data-Preservation Plan (January 2013, PDF]

AASG/USGS Geoscience Data Preservation Techniques Workshop

The AASG/USGS Geoscience Data Preservation Techniques Workshop proceedings.

The workshop brought together for the first time 50 geoscience data preservation specialists from state and federal geological surveys, and it provided a venue for the participants to share best management practices of sample and data preservation, cataloging, and accessibility. The Proceedings volume consists of the workshop agenda, abstracts and pdfs of the oral and poster presentations, a list of attendees, and a photo album of the two days' events. The Proceedings have been issued as Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Series 09-13.

Further Resources / Background