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Principles and Good Practice for Preserving Data

This document provides basic guidance for managers in statistical agencies who are responsible for preserving data using the principles and best practices defined by the digital preservation community. The document defines the rationale for preserving data and the principles and standards applied to data preservation; documents the development of a digital preservation policy; and uses digital archive audit principles to suggest best practices for data.
Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Publication date: 
December 2009