Packaging, transforming and migrating data from a scientific research project to an institutional repository : the SGS LTER Collection
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This report describes the process of preserving a collection of project-related scientific research materials - data, metadata, and artifacts - produced over 32 years at the Shortgrass Steppe Long Term Ecological Research (SGS LTER) site. The SGS LTER operated out of Colorado State University (CSU), located in Nunn, Colorado and was funded by National Science Foundation (NSF). Preservation plans were motivated by the 2012 decommissioning announcement for this long-term project (1982-2014) and its local data management system. A two-fold strategy was developed to ensure preservation and community ...