Darrell Donakowski

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The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS) is a partnership of five major U.S. institutions with a strong focus on archiving social science research. The Library of Congress supports the partnership through its National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). The goal of Data-PASS is to acquire and(More)
Third Edition. The Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving: Best Practice Throughout the Data Life Cycle retains many of the key concepts from the previous two volumes and brings it up to date by discussing new tools and standards, and by emphasizing the life cycle approach to research data. ICPSR thanks the following individuals for their(More)
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. From preserving the past to preserving the future: The Data-PASS project and the challenges of preserving digital social science data. Library Trends 57(3): 315-337. ABSTRACT Social science data are an unusual part of the past,(More)
ICPSR has created a database to document information about the thousands of social science studies that have been conducted over the last 40 years. Included in the database are descriptions of social science data collections funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. These records are supplemented with additional(More)
Now that archives have entered the digital age, what is the best way to build and sustain them? Collaborating with other archives could improve how they operate and grow, but building relationships consumes time and scarce resources. Is it worth the effort? To test this concept, the Odum Institute, ICPSR and four major digital archives are collaborating(More)