The Evolution, Approval and Implementation of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model

Journal of eScience Librarianship 6(2) : e1117.

Publié le 20 octobre 2017, par Thérèse Hameau


This paper details how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) Data Management Working Group developed a Science Data Lifecycle Model, and the role the Model plays in shaping agency-wide policies and data management applications. Starting with an extensive literature review of existing data lifecycle models, representatives from various backgrounds in USGS attended a two-day meeting where the basic elements for the Science Data Lifecycle Model were determined. Refinements and reviews spanned two years, leading to finalization of the model and documentation in a formal agency publication.