While data management is a process (rather than a procedure) it would be interesting to see if in fact there was a logical pattern that could be applied to the concept of data management.
1. How long should the data live.
2. SHould the data have expert qualification?
3. SHould the data be presented in a different format?
4. Can we maximize a process through the application of the data?
At some point everything has to come from somewhere – that first idea, the fresh way of doing things may in fact be sitting on a napkin in your cafe! The more we can do to maximize the ability of users to communicate and publish – the better our solution will management the data within.