Based on the idea of taking care of others’ assets and resources, stewardship extends to being responsible for the management and long-term maintenance of data assets based on their interests of future generations, not ours. Big Data, social media, new partnerships and technologies are boosting a general impetus for cross-border collaborations and shared use of complex technological structures, making the issue of data stewardship urgent but also technically and ethically challenging.
- Maintain data in a way that safeguards diversity and authenticity
- Be sensitive to both the short and the long-term implications of your data management practices
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