HOW WE CURATE DATA
We curate data to ensure that they can be accessed now and in the future. Watch our video
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I'm Matthew Woollard and I'm the Head of Digital Preservation and Systems at the UK Data Archive.
We've been curating data for over 40 years and we have gained a wealth of expertise in digital curation. We follow best practices in data curation to ensure the accessibility, usability and reliability of all the data we provide to our users.
Digital curation is about the maintenance and enhancement of data for future use.
It's a complex process, but in a nutshell, all the data that's delivered to the UK Data Archive is cleared for preservation, it's verified, it's processed, and versions of the data are created which allow it to be archived for future re-use.
Many years of experience have contributed to the techniques that we use to curate our data. We keep multiple versions of the data in multiple formats, in multiple locations. Together these ensure the longevity of the data.
At the UK Data Archive, we curate data to ensure that social science researchers have access to these data now and in the future.
We follow best practices in preparing and curating our data to ensure usability
OUR PRESERVATION POLICY
We actively preserve our digital resources following best practices laid down in our Policy
DATA SEAL OF APPROVAL
The DSA provides guidelines for digital repositories to self-assess their data practices
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