Jaana Pinnick

Data Management and Digital Preservation, British Geological Survey

Jaana Pinnick works in Research Data Management and Digital Preservation at the National Geoscience Data Centre, which is part of the British Geological Survey (BGS). She has recently gained a MSc degree from Northumbria University in Information and Records Management. Her dissertation was entitled ‘Exploring digital preservation requirements: a case study from the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC)’. She is currently writing a digital preservation policy and a strategy for the Data Centre and is involved in gathering evidence to gain a Data Seal of Approval certification as a Trusted Repository. 

Session Details


Tuesday 23rd May: 11:50am - 12:20pm
Planning Digital Preservation for Geological Time Scale


The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) are developing a digital preservation policy and strategy and gathering evidence for the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Trusted Repository certification. The NGDC operates as part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), dealing with a variety of stakeholders from central and local government to industry, academia, and individuals, stretching to international organisations. It aims to develop digital preservation capabilities efficiently and with minimum cost to the taxpayers. The NGDC also strives to ensure the long-term availability of UK geoscience data by integrating preservation activities within existing data management procedures and collaborating with other organisations.

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