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Data Management for Historians: Preservation and Publication


An important part of the data lifecycle is the ability to prepare, release, and share, or disseminate, quality data. The data should be medium- and agent-independent, with an understanding that transfer may occur via automated or non-automated mechanisms.  Data needs to be shared, but with controls to protect proprietary and pre-decisional data and the integrity of the data itself. Data sharing also requires complete metadata to be useful to those who are receiving the data.


Preservation involves actions and procedures to keep data for some period of time and/or to set data aside for future use, and includes data archiving and/or data submission to a data repository.

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An ORCID ID uniquely and persistently identifies you throughout your career. You can gather together works and data associated with other identity systems and institutions, including those maintained by funders and publishers. With ORCID, you maintain all key information in one place and control privacy settings, including what information is displayed and shared.

Use the University Libraries web application to get or register an ORCID identifier. Using the web application allows for authenication, while ORCID membership and IDs enable the University to more easily track and analyze CMU’s scholarly output.  See  ORCID @ CMU for more info.

History Librarian

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Sue Collins
Sue Collins
Senior Librarian
109E Hunt Library
4909 Frew St.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Currently Working From Home and working part-time
Subjects: History, Reference