Welcome to The Sustainability Sandbox blog series! The Alexandria Archive Institute and Open Context advocate for data sharing, data literacy, open access, and community collaborations. In this series, we share the story of our journey to identify and develop digital data management, public engagement, and data literacy projects with potential partner institutions.
We set out this fall to build programs that can be grouped under two main headings: professional development services and educational resources. And we’re incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made!
In previous blog posts, we’ve highlighted some of the successful collaborations we’ve established so far. You can read about them here and here. It’s our goal that these collaborations will serve as models which can enable us to imagine what sustainable programming looks like for The Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context (AAI/OC). Programming that is centered around linked open data publishing and data literacy in archaeology and other cultural heritage disciplines. Programming that marshals the resources of museums; public and commercial archaeology networks; academic institutions and libraries; and professional societies.
And you can help us meet that goal! We’re in the process of digesting and assessing all of our collaborative work over the past few months, and we’ll be sharing more about that early in the new year.
In the meantime though, we’re also planning for the upcoming semester. Want to brainstorm with us about how to adapt a Digital Data Story for your spring syllabus? Thinking about offering some training in data basics, data management, or digital storytelling to members of your department or organization?
If you’ve been interested in the work we’ve shared over the past few months, this would be a great opportunity to get in on the action! For more information or to partner with us, send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
We’re looking to build relationships with libraries, museums, educational organizations, and other cultural heritage groups. If you’d like to connect and discuss a potential collaboration, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!