SEAD Virtual Archive: Building a Federation of Institutional Repositories for Long-Term Data Preservation in Sustainability Science Journal Article uri icon



  • Major research universities are grappling with their response to the deluge of scientific data emerging through research by their faculty. Many are looking to their libraries and the institutional repositories for a solution. Scientific data introduces substantial challenges that the document-based institutional repository may not be suited to deal with. The Sustainable Environment - Actionable Data (SEAD) Virtual Archive (VA) specifically addresses the challenges of ‘long tail’ scientific data. In this paper, we propose requirements, policy and architecture to support not only the preservation of scientific data today using institutional repositories, but also rich access to data and their use into the future.

publication date

  • November 19, 2013

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  • gold

Date in CU Experts

  • September 14, 2018 10:07 AM

Full Author List

  • Plale B; McDonald RH; Chandrasekar K; Kouper I; Konkiel S; Hedstrom ML; Myers J; Kumar P

author count

  • 8

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1746-8256

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 172

end page

  • 180


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