Digital Archiving and Long-Term Preservation (DIGARCH)
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Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The goal of this program is to stimulate research that builds capabilities for long-term management and preservation of digital materials. As more research disciplines and societal sectors have come to rely on data-driven models and observational data, the archiving problem is growing, the shortcomings of current technologies have become apparent and the need to preserve historical material has become imperative. This program will support both technical and sociotechnical research topics.
Candidate topics include:
scientific data such as astronomy and the human genome,
government material such as drug-testing records,
private for-profit media such as film and music recordings, and
public documents such as those associated with the government rulemaking process.
Content may include text, databases, electronic documents, images, sound, video and other object types.