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Digital Curation of Research Data – Experiences of a Baseline Study in Germany (Heike Neuroth, Stefan Strathmann, Achim Osswald, Jens Ludwig [Eds.])
The relevance of research data today and for the future is well documented and discussed, in Germany as well as internationally. It is essential that research data are curated, which means they are kept accessible and interpretable over time.
In Germany a baseline study was undertaken analyzing the situation in eleven research disciplines in 2012. The results were then published in a German-language edition. To address an international audience, the German-language edition of the study has been translated and abridged. The present publication provides a summary of the preconditions, results, and conclusions of the baseline study “Langzeitarchivierung von Forschungsdaten – Eine Bestandsaufnahme”.
The editors of this edition hope that this publication will contribute to further discussion and increased awareness of this topic, resulting in expanded measures to improve the framework and the conditions for the digital curation of research data.
The book has been published by the vwh-Verlag in cooperation with Göttingen University Press. You can download a digital version of the publication for non-commercial purposes here:. A printed version of the publication can be ordered at the vwh-Verlag for 12,80€ here: http://goo.gl/2rrjZU. You can also order the comprehensive German-language version of the publication at the vwh-Verlag or download a digital version here: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0008-2012031401.
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