EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > ARCHIVING
Archiving services are defined as Data Handling Services that function to provide storage of Earth science data for later retrieval. Archive services may store the data in any manner but must allow for access and retrieval by a data requestor. This service also includes any tools that facilitate the handling of data into (storage/ingest) or out of (access/retrieval) an archive. EXAMPLES: NASA's Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), Library of Congress.