The following paper details the best practices for the curation and preservation of camera trap data.

Camera traps can take millions of images, and quickly produce many terabytes of data.

However these images must be properly curated and preserved in order to be useful.

Thus, a team of nine Masters of Information candidates from Rutgers, under the guidance of Dr. Michael Lesk, produced the following guidelines for camera trap data preservation.


  • Janice Bially-Mattern
  • Tara Fitzgerald
  • Ariel Hammond
  • Joan Hsaio
  • Kimberly McCauley
  • Estelle Reed
  • Millicent Ryan
  • Erica Sato
  • Lindsey Schaefer

Photo credit: WildWatch Kenya

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