ARCHIVES / CHICAGO 2007 Program Session

606. Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences: A Model for Collaboration

Friday, August 31, 2007
4:30 PM-6:00 PM


Amy Pienta, Chair
ICPSR, University of Michigan

Darrell Donakowski
ICPSR, University of Michigan

Jonathan Crabtree
HW Odum Institute for Research in Social Science

Micah Altman
Institute for Quantitative Social Science

Margaret O. Adams
Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division, National Archives and Records Administration

Marc Maynard
University of Connecticut

Five major social science data archives and NARA, with funding from the Library of Congress, have formed a partnership (the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences, or Data-PASS) to identify and preserve important data from social science studies "at risk" of being lost. Panelists discuss the challenges each archive has faced in identifying, appraising, acquiring, and preserving important digital data resources, as well as how the Partnership operates.