A Question of Data Conservancy/Curation

On July 2, 2010, in Methods, Research, by Chris Prom

Bill Maher sprung by my desk this morning as excited as a puppy regarding something he found in newly-accessioned records that were discovered in the basement of our law school.  The records, generated by a University committee, document a project to survey student incomes and expenses in the mid to late-1950s.  They include published reports, correspondence, raw survey results, and coding keys for the Illiac (mainframe computer) used to crunch the data (pdf).

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