Sustaining Data Archives over Time: Lessons from the Organizational Studies Literature

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Title: Sustaining Data Archives over Time: Lessons from the Organizational Studies Literature
Authors: Shankar, KalpanaEschenfelder, Kristin R.
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Date: 17-Dec-2015
Online since: 2015-12-22T15:33:36Z
Abstract: This article will explore how organizational theoretic approaches to understanding institutional sustainability could be applied to contemporary data archives and archival practices, with the aim of raising larger questions about data sustainability. The article is part of a larger study in progress of how one particular example of long-lived archives, Social Science Data Archives (SSDAs), have maintained themselves over time. SSDAs predate both computers and the Internet and provide a unique opportunity to examine perceptions about what makes an archive sustainable, through the ups and downs of funding cycles and massive changes in technical and organizational infrastructure.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
ASIS&T History and Foundations SIG History Fund
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Journal: New Review of Information Networking
Volume: 20
Issue: 1-2
Start page: 248
End page: 254
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Authors
Keywords: Social science data archivesSustainabilityBusiness modelsOrganizational theory
DOI: 10.1080/13614576.2015.1111699
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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