What Do We Know About The Stewardship Gap?

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dc.contributor.author York, Jeremy
dc.contributor.author Gutmann, Myron
dc.contributor.author Berman, Francine
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-18T02:56:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-18T02:56:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/122726
dc.description.abstract In the 21st century, digital data drive innovation and decision-making in nearly every field. However, little is known about the total size, characteristics, and sustainability of these data. In the scholarly sphere, it is widely suspected that there is a gap between the amount of valuable digital data that is produced and the amount that is effectively stewarded and made accessible. The Stewardship Gap Project (http://bit.ly/stewardshipgap) seeks to investigate characteristics of and measure the stewardship gap for sponsored scholarly activity in the United States. This paper presents a preliminary definition of the stewardship gap based on a review of relevant literature and investigates areas of the stewardship gap for which metrics have been developed and measurements made, and where work to measure the stewardship gap is yet to be done. The main findings presented are 1) there is not one stewardship gap but rather multiple “gaps” that contribute to whether data is responsibly stewarded; 2) there are relationships between the gaps that can be used to guide strategies for addressing the stewardship gap; and 3) there are imbalances in the types and depths of studies that have been conducted to measure the stewardship gap. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Alfred P. Sloan Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject Research Data en_US
dc.subject Data Stewardship en_US
dc.subject Digital Preservation en_US
dc.subject Digital Curation en_US
dc.subject Data Sustainability en_US
dc.title What Do We Know About The Stewardship Gap? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Information and Library Science
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationum Off-Campus Research Affiliate en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/122726/1/StewardshipGap_Final.pdf
dc.description.filedescription Description of StewardshipGap_Final.pdf : Main article
dc.owningcollname Library (University of Michigan Library)
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