[Taxacom] Data persistence

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Thu Feb 10 18:01:27 CST 2011

"CERN scientists and researchers from several other facilities have grouped together to preserve data by creating DPHEP (Data Preservation in High Energy Physics). DPHEP recommends that research budgets provide for a data archivist position. The data archivist will preserve data along with key supplementary information that is necessary to interpret and put the data in perspective for future generations. They also recommend creating virtualized software that simulates the computers of today, so whatever programs current physicists use for their data workup can be used long after present technology expires."

Ars Technica
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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