Friday, January 31, 2014
Librarians are increasingly expected to work with researchers to organize and store large amounts of data. In this case study, data management novices undertake responsibility for a legacy public health research dataset. The steps taken to understand and manage the legacy dataset are explained. As a result of the legacy dataset experience, the authors of this study identified three main issues to resolve during a data management project: file organization, contextualizing data, and storage and access platforms. Finally, recommendations are made to help librarians working with legacy data identify solutions to these problems.

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