Dealing with a big problem

storage by hermanturnip

A digital preservation primer for scientists
[Via Gobbledygook]

This weeks’s blog post is a guest post on the Biomedicine on Display blog – I was kindly invited by Thomas Soderqvist from the Medical Museum of the University of Copenhagen.


There are huge amounts of data being created that must now be stored for quite some time, if not ‘forever.’ (Forever being 10 years or more). But few researchers have the budget to pay for this long term storage – it is often not a part of the grant budget.

Who will be responsible for maintaining this? For curating? For keeping it accessible?

Some tough questions, especially since more and more people will be wanting access to the data.