I was very excited to see this report by the group DPEH , Data Preservation in High Energy Physics. It outlines recommendations for facility based repositories to take more control over the preservation of HEP data. This is a massive undertaking, but already three workshops have taken place to outline the roadmap to success. Read the report at http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.0255
Data Preservation in High Energy Physics
Authors: Dphep Study Group
(Submitted on 1 Dec 2009)
Abstract: Data from high-energy physics (HEP) experiments are collected with significant financial and human effort and are mostly unique. At the same time, HEP has no coherent strategy for data preservation and re-use. An inter-experimental Study Group on HEP data preservation and long-term analysis was convened at the end of 2008 and held two workshops, at DESY (January 2009) and SLAC (May 2009). This document is an intermediate report to the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) of the reflections of this Study Group.