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Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Long Term Data Storage

Long term data storage is considered to be permanent and persistent post-project data archiving. While permanency cannot be guaranteed, long term data storage providers will have a clear business model, supporting policy, and the authority to sign contractual agreements to support long term data storage. Most long term data storage providers are equipped to provide an enterprise level networked storage environment with a high degree of redundancy and geographically distributed backup(s).



Research data life cycleGo to Long Term Data Storage Go to Data Publishing,  & Reuse Go to Data Study & Analysis Go to Short Term Data Storage & File Sharing Go to Data Collection Go to Research Data Planning & Design