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h1. Evidence Promoting Good Data Management


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[[Tales Of Lost Data]]

[[Lost Laptops]]

h2. 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

h2. [[Reliability]]


h2. Archiving Data

h3. 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!

Domesday Reloaded (2011)
* Required emulation of software
* Images restored from original masters
* http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday

To allow long-term access to data
* 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":https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&q=bbc+domesday

h2. Sharing Data

Piwowar, Heather A., Roger S. Day, and Douglas B. Fridsma. "Sharing detailed research data is associated with increased citation rate.":http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0000308
PLoS One 2.3 (2007): e308.

h2. Related Media

h3. Disk Drives Break

"DataCent collection of disk drive failure sounds":http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

h3. Laptops Break / Get Broken

* "Shot laptop":http://lilysussman.wordpress.com/tag/laptop-destroyed/
* "Google images of broken laptops":https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=broken%20laptop&um=1&tbm=isch

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