IWGDD Policies Under Consideration
Metadata – numeric data, unlike textual data, requires metadata to ensure access
Not all data is worth preserving.
Numeric databases need a curator
Agencies should seek to harmonize practices regarding access, preservation and interoperability
Numeric data are likely to be most effective when presented in the context of, or with links to, accompanying data (e.g., technical reports with which they are associated, publications, contracts under which the data were generated, etc.)