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Interactive session to discuss: A) tools to inventory and report USGS legacy data in need of preservation; B) methods to evaluate and prioritize legacy data inventories based on risk of damage or loss, USGS missions, programs and priorities, and geospatial and temporal extents; C) funding models for preserving and publishing priority USGS legacy data.

To set the stage, a brief overview of each legacy data challenge will be provided with a presentation of the experiences and solutions developed through the USGS Data Rescue Program (2006-2013), Legacy Data Inventory and Reporting System (2014-present), and the Data at Risk preservation project (2016). Participants are encouraged to provide feedback on improvements to existing tools and methods, as well as suggest new potential solutions to these challenges.