Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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Topics for Discussion


(CDI WGs, Other USGS, etc.)


Media Management




Environmental Control




Data Migration








Risk Management




Cloud (Use of)

Security, availability, provenance, versioning (incl. authoritatvive) ...



Three Copy Strategy




Physical Security





Standards, crosswalks, improvement (e.g., corrections, retrospective cataloging, application os new/improved vocabularies, etc.)


Touches on (a) role of metadata registries/repositories, catalogs; (b) creation-management workflows; (c) tools

Semantics (descriptive)

Standard vocabularies, ontologies, crosswalks

USGS Thesaurus Team

For discovery/rediscovery, evaluation, re-use. Implemented in metadata

Naming conventions

Data objects, data stores



Persistent object identification

Standards and services; implementation/application in context of data collection, publishing, and archive processes & systems


e.g., UUID; DOIs, HDLs, SESAR (physical samples) standards and services; application in relation to data collection, discovery/access, use (including integration), management; relation to USGS publishing and archive processes/workflows

Data exchange

Standards, storage systems conventions, exchange standards



Provenance, chain of custody



Additional metadata needed? How? Where in "life-cycle"? Deepwater Horizon experience provides examples/lessons learned???

Continuity Of Operations Plan/Vital Records




Roles and Responsibilities
















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