Cambridge Digital Humanities: Sustaining your data
About the session
Ensuring long-term access to digital data is often a difficult task: both hardware and code decay much more rapidly than many other means of information storage. Digital data created in the 1980s is frequently unreadable, whereas books and manuscripts written in the 1980s are still legible. This session explores good practice in data preservation and software sustainability and looks at what you need to do to ensure that the data you don’t want to keep is destroyed.
- Data and code sustainability
- Retention, archiving and re-use
- Data destruction
- Recap on the project life-cycle
CDH Basics sessions are open to the University of Cambridge staff and graduate students who want to learn and apply digital methods and use digital tools in their research. We also welcome Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP students.