Ten Simple Rules for Digital Data Storage
Rapidly-evolving technology, and differing data formats, dataset sizes, data complexity, data use cases, and data sharing practices – digital data storage is an extensive topic!
Proper storage is a prerequisite to sharing, and indeed inadequate storage contributes to the phenomenon of data decay or to “data entropy,” in which data, whether publicly shared or not, becomes less accessible through time. (Hart et al, 2016)
A new article in PLOS Computational Biology describes 10 easy rules for digital data storage. Access the full-text article here.
Citation: Hart EM, Barmby P, LeBauer D, Michonneau F, Mount S, Mulrooney P, et al. (2016) Ten Simple Rules for Digital Data Storage. PLoS Comput Biol 12(10): e1005097. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005097
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