Management and Storage of 3D Data


The challenge of managing 3D data for long-term preservation is one that many repository managers are grappling with as the technologies for creating 3D products become more accessible. This chapter aims to discuss the unique features of 3D data management and how repository managers are currently wrestling with 3D. Discussion of current data management standards are placed alongside responses collected through an international informational survey of 3D data managers and creators in the winter of 2018-2019, and concludes with recommendations for 3D data preservation. The survey respondents provided details on the systems and platforms used to store 3D data, how preservation packages are composed, what cost mode ls are used to finance its creation and storage, and other areas of interest, including data types, and retention methods. Readers will take away from this chapter an understanding of how the management of 3D data differs from other types, how creators can take an active role in the preservation of their 3D data, how existing managers are managing their data, and what recommendations serve as best practices in the work of preserving these assets.

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Management and Storage of 3D Data. Doug Boyer, Rachel Fernandez, Monique Lassere, Marcia McIntosh, Jennifer Moore, Francis McManamon, Albert Rozo, Todd P. Swanson, Kate Webbink, Jennifer Moore, Adam Rountrey, Hannah Scates Kettler. In 3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation: Association of College & Research Libraries. 2021 ( tDAR id: 459850) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8459850

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General Note: This chapter is a pre-print of the larger publication, "Moore, Jennifer, Adam Rountrey, and Hannah Scates Kettler. 2022. 3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation. Association of College & Research Libraries."

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