Don't archive you assets — frontier them

Don’t archive you assets1 — frontier them. Research is a living process.2 Even when a research project is “finished”, is it really?

ResearchEquals3 clearly articulates the idea of asset-story4 continuations5. Choose your own adventure – what downstream assets6 may use the current “leaf node”7?

Your digital research assets are outputs in some stories and inputs in others. Some of these stories are yet to be told — even stories where an asset is an output. Imagine the serendipity of a future research project producing a digital asset with the same SHA256 hash8 as a previously registered asset.

With FAIR9 stewardship, every digital research object is a frontier asset, with outbound PID-graph10 edges waiting to be claimed11.