May 17, 2022

New White Paper From Portage Network: “Research Data Preservation in Canada”

From Canada’s Portage Network:

The Portage Network has just released a white paper entitled Research Data Preservation in Canada, written by members of the Portage Preservation Expert Group (PEG), on behalf of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries:

  • 2018-05-18_10-23-43Umar Qasim – PEG Chair (University of Alberta)
  • Corey Davis (University of Victoria and Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries)
  • Alex Garnett (Simon Fraser University)
  • Steve Marks (University of Toronto)
  • Michael Moosberger (Dalhousie University)

The Preservation Expert Group (PEG) was created to advise Portage on developing research data management (RDM) infrastructure and best practices for preserving research data and metadata in Canada.

The members of PEG have written this White Paper as a foundation document to describe the current digital preservation landscape, highlighting some of the digital preservation work already being undertaken in Canada, and to identify challenges that need to be addressed by Portage and other stakeholders to develop and improve RDM capacity and infrastructure across the country.

Portage is a national research data management initiative to assist researchers and other research data management stakeholders through a library-based network of expertise on RDM and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data. Portage is managed by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

Direct to Full Text (16 pages; PDF)

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