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UK Data Archive: 1980s

Article dated: 30 May 2017

As part of our series of short articles 'A decade in 50 words' we take a look at the 1980s:


The 80s sees a broader range of data deposited at the Archive, as it actively encourages increased use of secondary data and promotes greater acceptance of data sharing. The Archive branches out to collaborative data-orientated projects e.g. Domesday Project and Rural Areas Database. Moves to magneto-optical disks for back-ups of data.

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