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Friday, April 6, 2012
Data curation is the future
You could be a data curation fellow at Michigan. This strikes me as pretty important. A lot of valuable data has been lost over the years due to changes in format, carelessness and lack of good documentation. In my own experience, the AFDC quality control data that we used in McKinnish, Sanders and Smith (1999) were remarkably badly documented.