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Data Management Body of Knowledge

The "DAMA guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge" (DAMA-DMBOK) is a comprehensive resource for those involved in any aspect of data management. Produced by the Data Management Association, the DAMA-DMBOK covers topics such as data governance, data architecture, data security, data warehousing, document and content management, data quality, metadata, and professional development, among others. The "DAMA Dictionary of Data Management" contains over 2,000 entries covering various data management terms. These files are licensed for distribution to USGS personnel only, and are available as two separate PDF files:

  • DAMA guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK) (5 MB PDF)
  • DAMA Dictionary of Data Management (4.2 MB PDF)
To acquire these files, please contact Heather Henkel (


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