Michigan State University

We are currently experiencing problems accessing our catalog, the vendor has been contacted make appropriate repairs.


On July 2nd, starting at 1 am, the Library's catalog will be undergoing a server migration, which will take approximately 6 hours.  It will be down during that time.  SearchPlus and MelCat will still be available to search MSU Libraries holdings.  We are sorry 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