Implementation of a consolidated, standardized database of environmental measurements data

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This report discusses the benefits of a consolidated and standardized database; reasons for resistance to the consolidation of data; implementing a consolidated database, including attempts at standardization, deciding what to include in the consolidated database, establishing lists of valid values, and addressing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) issues; and the evolution of a consolidated database, which includes developing and training a user community, resolving configuration control issues, incorporating historical data, identifying emerging standards, and developing pointers to other data. OREIS is used to illustrate these topics.

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39 p.

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James, T.L. & Zygmunt, B.C. October 1, 1996.

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  • James, T.L. Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment and Resources Center
  • Zygmunt, B.C. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

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This report discusses the benefits of a consolidated and standardized database; reasons for resistance to the consolidation of data; implementing a consolidated database, including attempts at standardization, deciding what to include in the consolidated database, establishing lists of valid values, and addressing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) issues; and the evolution of a consolidated database, which includes developing and training a user community, resolving configuration control issues, incorporating historical data, identifying emerging standards, and developing pointers to other data. OREIS is used to illustrate these topics.

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39 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97050350

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  • Other Information: PBD: Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97050350
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13269
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/453863 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 453863
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682080

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James, T.L. & Zygmunt, B.C. Implementation of a consolidated, standardized database of environmental measurements data, report, October 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682080/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.