The History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML) model

The History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML) model

5. History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML)

5.2 Literature/Material review

Describe the data by providing a full description of the data is essential in order to properly understand its relevance and validity. At this point, irrelevant, inaccurate and spurious data can be identified. Data that clearly assists in the research process can be effectively “tagged”. This process is essentially the same as the Literature Review.

  • Each data source must be referenced accurately
  • Each data element, or group of elements should be verified
  • The formats of each element must be clearly identified
  • The physical dimensions, resolution, and/or storage capacity must be identified
  • Copyright and ethical considerations need to be fully accounted for
  • Any licensing restrictions that apply should be identified
  • Protocols for holding the data need to be checked
  • Accurate naming and referencing conventions must be applied to ensure accessibility

 

Example:

Image title: RAF Sopwith Camel

Description: RAF WW1 Sopwith Camel biplane fighter, Sopwith Aviation Company, 1917 License: artistic work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain, HMSO has declared that the expiry of Crown Copyrights applies worldwide

File Size: 1,024 × 768 pixels, 454 KB, jpeg

Unique File reference: Image0095

Image may be reproduced freely