National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

2017 AASG/USGS Data Rescue and Preservation Workshop

(Association of American State Geologists/U.S. Geological Survey)

September 26 – 28, 2017
Hosted by Utah Geological Survey in Salt Lake City, Utah

The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP), in collaboration with the Association of American State Geologists, conducted a data management workshop to share information, provide training opportunities, and exhibit successful efforts rescuing, preserving, and disseminating information about geoscientific data and artifacts to further earth science investigations. The ~60 workshop attendees represented state geological surveys, museums, and USGS and other federal agencies.


Migration to Modern Relational Database: A Repository's Rocky Road to Improved Geologic Inventory Management
Kurt Johnson, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Building and Disseminating Databases at the Kentucky Geological Survey
Doug Curl and Elizabeth Adams, Kentucky Geological Survey

Historic Geologic Research Meets the Web – Lake Superior Legacy Collection
Carol McCartney, Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey

Hows and Whys of Data Preservation at the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (1998-2017)
Jen Athey, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Keeping Maps Safe and Accessible: Digitization and Preservation at the Library of Congress
Jacqueline Nolan, Colleen Cahill, Tim St. Onge, Library of Congress

Challenges for Rescuing Drill Core from Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits in Northern Wisconsin
Val Stanley and Pete Schoephoester, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey; Rob Lodge, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Digital Asset Management for Preservation, Archiving, and Distribution
Steve Bowman, Utah Geological Survey

Data Management, Data Delivery, and Standards
Stephen Richard, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

USGS National Digital Catalog – Documenting, Preserving, and Exposing National Artifacts
Natalie Latysh, U.S. Geological Survey

Scanning of Analog Materials for Preservation, Archiving, and Distribution
Steve Bowman, Utah Geological Survey

Revealing Data...Examples and Insights from Illinois State Geological Survey NGGDPP Data Preservation Projects
Ron Klass, Illinois State Geological Survey

Getting the Records Straight: Digitizing and Making Connections Among USGS Fossil Collections and Associated Records for Broader Access and Discovery
Ricardo McClees-Funinan, U.S. Geological Survey

Managing the Digital Geologic Publication Lifecycle with Digital Commons: A partnership between the Maine Geological Survey and the Maine State Library
Christian Halsted, Maine Geological Survey; Adam Fisher, Maine State Library

The Rocks Have Names – Integrating IGSN with an Existing Digital Sample Catalog
Aaron Averett, University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology

Building a National Archive of Standardized Geologic Maps and Related Geoscience Information
Dave Soller, U.S. Geological Survey

A Flexible Framework for Data Preservation and Distribution
Andrew Zaffos and Laura Bookman, Arizona Geological Survey

Water Quality Data Rescue and Archive (eArchive)
Rob Baskin, U.S. Geological Survey

This web page summarizes discussions at the 2017 Data Rescue and Preservation Workshop. This event was co-sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Association of American State Geologists. Comments made by speakers not affiliated with the USGS do not represent the views or position of the USGS.