Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library

Open-File Report 2015-1141
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center has created a Data Library to organize, preserve, and make available the field, laboratory, and modeling data collected and processed by Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff. This Data Library supports current research efforts by providing unique, historic datasets with accompanying metadata. The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Data Library has custody of historic data and records that are still useful for research, and assists with preservation and distribution of marine science records and data in the course of scientific investigation and experimentation by researchers and staff at the science center.

The data accession and retention policies employed by the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library are based on scientific need and the National Archives and Records Administration standards for Federal records retention. Criteria for inclusion of data and records into the Data Library, the scope of the Data Library holdings, and operating procedures for the management and running of the library are designed to support the research operations of the U.S. Geological Survey.

This report explains the roles and detailed responsibilities of library and scientific staff, and provides step-by-step instructions for managing the collections of the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library.

 

Suggested Citation

List, K.M., Buczkowski, B.J., McCarthy, L.P., and Orton, A.M., 2015, Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1141, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151141.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

  • Abstract

  • Introduction to the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library

  • Scope of the Collections in the Data Library

  • Geology Discipline Research Records Schedule

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Data Library Operations

  • Summary

  • Selected References

  • Glossary

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2015-1141
DOI 10.3133/ofr20151141
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description vi, 16 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N