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A data management life-cycle

March 1, 2001

Documented, reliable, and accessible data and information are essential building blocks supporting scientific research and applications that enhance society's knowledge base (fig. 1). The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a leading provider of science data, information, and knowledge, is uniquely positioned to integrate science and natural resource information to address societal needs. The USGS Central Energy Resources Team (USGS-CERT) provides critical information and knowledge on the quantity, quality, and distribution of the Nation's and the world's oil, gas, and coal resources. By using a life-cycle model, the USGS-CERT Data Management Project is developing an integrated data management system to (1) promote access to energy data and information, (2) increase data documentation, and (3) streamline product delivery to the public, scientists, and decision makers. The project incorporates web-based technology, data cataloging systems, data processing routines, and metadata documentation tools to improve data access, enhance data consistency, and increase office efficiency

Citation Information

Publication Year 2001
Title A data management life-cycle
DOI 10.3133/fs16300
Authors David A. Ferderer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 163-00
Index ID fs16300
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization