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C3S Data Rescue Service Tools
Here we provide the support services needed to facilitate all steps of the data rescue procedure, from imaging data sheets to data formatting and quality control (QC). This is achieved through tool boxes (software), reports (best practice guidelines), communication (blog), outreach material (for volunteer engagement), and community building. Furthermore, we directly support priority data rescue projects by means of seed money, while piloting their use of new techniques and approaches to data digitisation.
We will deliver annual "State of Data Rescue Assessments". These efforts will build strongly on the ACRE activities. These reports are based on (a) systematic queries and (b) workshop reports and publication summaries for monitoring the activities of the scientific community.
develop and promote community tools for imaging, digitizing and quality control. This
also includes the development of "best practice" documents, data standards and metadata
requirements. The tools can be clustered into five thematic groups:
In addition to specific support for the tools, users of the data rescue process can strongly benefit from best practice guidelines. This is an excellent way to share expert experience in a targeted but accessible way. Best practice guidelines will be developed for all steps of the data rescue process, including minimum standards for metadata and images to be stored in national archives, such that these images remain useful. One "Best Practice Guideline" will specifically address QC.