|Definition||Data Deposit (aka ingest, deposition or data archiving) is a process by which data is stored in a data archive.|
|Explanation|| In archives like ICPSR data collections are deposited by a data archivist who reviews the data and documentation, builds a study description, enhances the documentation, approves the data collection for distribution and archives the data for long-term preservation.
To some archive deposition is process which starts a preservation process by removing selected records from operational databases that are not expected to be referenced again and storing them in an archive data store where they can be retrieved if needed.
related terms: archive, Data Repository management, add a retention period, data management.
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