“Beyond Sleep” – The search for the aerial photographs
Data collection, analysis, publication and preservation have been core business of the academic world and its institutions for ages. Still, depending on one’s background, discussions about research data management could sound very new, strange, technical, fancy, confusing, ….or as a new layer of red tape. One might even forget the motivation and different reasons for doing it. Let’s leave all the policies, regulations, protocols, laws and IT projects aside for a moment and join Alfred Issendorf, the protagonist of the novel "Beyond Sleep", in his fieldwork and especially the search for existing data.