Presentation on theme: "USGS Archive Collection Policy (A Draft) Stuart Doescher, USGS WGISS-17 May 2004 Tromso, Norway."— Presentation transcript:
USGS Archive Collection Policy (A Draft) Stuart Doescher, USGS WGISS-17 May 2004 Tromso, Norway
Background USGS/EROS is a long term archive for the Dept of Interior The USGS/EROS Archive is the largest civilian remotely sensed and geospatial data archive in the U.S. The USGS /EROS Data Center works within the Geography Discipline to archive Land Remote Sensing, Cartographic, and Topographic Data Sets with a focus on providing these data through The National Map. The National Map
Background The USGS/EROS Data Center also works with the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) to properly dispose of and transfer records to NARA. NARA is the permanent/long term archive for the United States Government and USGS/EDC.
The Next Steps Gain approval for the draft USGS Archive Collections Policy (19 March 2004) Continue to incorporate archival practices into the culture of USGS/EROS Data Center Continue to apply this culture in new work opportunities as best practices. Promote the USGS Archive Collection Policy in public forums and external groups for feedback.
Check Out Related Links NARA http://www.archives.gov/index.html NSLRSDA http://edc.usgs.gov/archive/nslrsda/index.html USGS/EDC Appraisal Tool http://edc2.usgs.gov/government/RAT/tool.asp The National Map http://nationalmap.usgs.gov/