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Evidence Promoting Good Data Management¶
- Evidence Promoting Good Data Management
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The Lost Laptop Problem¶
- 2010 Ponemon Institute report for Intel re. US laptops
- On average, 2.3% of laptops assigned to employees are lost each year
- In education & research that rises to 3.7%, with 10.8% of laptops being lost before the end of their useful life
- ~3 years i.e. within 1 PhD of allocation!
- 75% lost outside the workplace
- Very similar results from 2011 European report!
Intel 2010, The Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem - http://tinyurl.com/8c9m4bn
Intel 2011, The Billion Euro Laptop Problem - http://tinyurl.com/9wpbxn9
BBC Domesday Project¶1986 Project to do a modern-day Domesday book (early crowd-sourcing)
- Used “BBC Master” computers with data on laserdisc
- Collected 147,819 pages of text and 23,225 photos
- Media expiring and obsolete technology put the data at risk!
- Required emulation of software
- Images restored from original masters
- Don't use obscure formats!
- Don't use obscure media!
- Don't rely on technology being available!
- Do keep original source material!
Google images for BBC Domesday
Piwowar, Heather A., Roger S. Day, and Douglas B. Fridsma. Sharing detailed research data is associated with increased citation rate.
PLoS One 2.3 (2007): e308.