of September 23, 2005 - Reflects Board Meeting of September 8,
or Historical Value: Verify the scientific or historical value
of the candidate resource by examining current evidence of citation,
research, and educational use as published in refereed scientific
publications or reports received from a recognized committee of
scientists representing the discipline of the data.
Usability and Use: Present evidence of usability, usefulness,
and sufficient usage of the resource by the community of users
interested in human dimensions of the environment. Adequate evidence
should be presented to indicate whether the potential for future
use of the resource justifies the costs of long-term archiving.
of Data (non-redundant stewardship): The candidate resource is
not being preserved in any form in another archive and is at risk
of loss if not accessioned into the Long-Term Archive.
to LTA Mission: The content of the candidate resource is relevant
to the LTA Mission and is currently endorsed or approved by the
community interested in human interactions in the environment.
For the short-term, relevance would include content germane to
the SEDAC mission and the SEDAC strategic plan.
for Accessibility (completeness and correctness of documentation):
The documentation for the candidate resource contains all of the
information necessary to facilitate future discovery, access,
Accessibility (feasibility): The candidate resource is received
in a format that meets the technical criteria for the Service
Level of the Long-Term Archive that has been designated for the
and Confidentiality (restrictions or requirements for preservation
and future access): Written permissions without restrictions for
preservation and future dissemination have been obtained by Columbia
University from all authors and publishers of the candidate resource.
The resource does not contain information that is prohibited from
dissemination by law or contain any confidential information or
information divulging the identities of any individual human subjects.
(Replacement Cost): Replication of the candidate resource is not
feasible or would be excessively costly or prohibitive.