DCC Briefing Paper: Appraisal and Selection
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Selection and appraisal are key to ensuring that scientific data and records are usable and re-usable over time. Appraisal (a term originating in archival science) is "the process of evaluating records to determine which are to be retained as archives, which are to be kept for specified periods and which are to be destroyed". Selection is a more general term, usually applied when deciding what will be added to a repository.