Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center Launches Web Site

Tue, 2011-05-31 09:55 -- carol

From Robert R. Downs, Senior Digital Archivist and Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University

New York, NY A new Web site, the Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center, aims to help those responsible for producing and managing geospatial data learn about the latest approaches and tools available to facilitate long-term geospatial data preservation and access. The Web site provides descriptions and links for a variety of relevant resources, including education and training modules, useful tools and software, information on policies and standards for preserving geospatial data, and examples of successful preservation and associated benefits. This first release of the Web site, which CIESIN will be enhancing over the next year, was developed as an element of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Library of Congress.

The Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center is accessible at: http://geopreservation.org/

CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, is a unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, based at the Lamont campus in Palisades, New York.