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Purge Alerts

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Data and Architecture: Data Archiving

Short summary of Best Practice:

The purge alert service should be used before information removal from archives.

Explain why is there a need for this Best Practice?

The CEOS purge alert service enables archivists to advise archives that data will be destroyed and offer these data to other archives before data destruction.

Provide an example application(s):

 Not applicable 

How widely deployed is this practice(if applicable)

Not applicable  

Source document(s):

CEOS WGISS Interoperability Handbook

Detailed Description of Best Practice

It sometimes happens that information is removed from an archive and destroyed. One reason can be that this information is no longer useful because it is available elsewhere with a higher quality. But another archive may be interested in retrieving this information because, for instance, it could not handle the higher quality information due to limited bandwidth. To make CEOS agencies aware that information is about to be removed, CEOS has set up the “purge alert” service. The purge alert service is available at:


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How does one go about adding an archive to the purge alert list? The CEOS purge alert page doesn't say.
Posted 00:08, 2 Mar 2008 (11 years ago)
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