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Open-File Report 2014–1139

Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center Product Lifecycle Plan

By John C. Daucsavage and Stacie D. Bennett

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Data System Program worked together to establish, develop, and operate the Land Processes (LP) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) to provide stewardship for NASA’s land processes science data. These data are critical science assets that serve the land processes science community with potential value beyond any immediate research use, and therefore need to be accounted for and properly managed throughout their lifecycle. A fundamental LP DAAC objective is to enable permanent preservation of these data and information products. The LP DAAC accomplishes this by bridging data producers and permanent archival resources while providing intermediate archive services for data and information products.

First posted August 7, 2014

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Suggested citation:

Daucsavage, J.C., and Bennett, S.D., 2014, Land processes distributed active archive center product lifecycle plan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1139, 20 p.,

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)




Preservation Roles and Responsibilities

Product Lifecycle Plan

Selected References

References Cited

Appendix 1. Product Lifecycle Phase Characterization

Appendix 2. LP DAAC Collection Inception Checklist

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