In the seventeen years since Open Context launched, it has published over 2 million records from 191 projects and sub-projects, representing the work of more than 1,600 scholars working in 94 countries. As of December 2023, these 2 million records include more than 173,000 images, illustrations, and 3D models. According to Google Scholar, Open Context […]
You may have heard that the Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context (AAI/OC) team sailed into the San Francisco Bay to attend the Society for California Archaeology meetings. What ye mateys may not have heard is what stories our sailors spun once they were on dry land.
We have some news about recent publications and talks relating to our work in archaeological data publishing. These all share common themes about how to make archaeological data more useful and easier to reuse. Article in PNAS The first publication, an article in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) by Eric Kansa […]
The comment period for the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) ended on 1 October. Recently, we received confirmation that our response is now part of the public record for that request. You can read our full response here but we wanted to talk about the comments from other folks.
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(Note: Cross-posted at Heritage Bytes) The latest issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice includes a special section with five papers on the theme of “Digital Data Reuse in Archaeology.” These are some of the first studies to move beyond data preservation to explore what people are actually doing with shared archaeological data. Here is a […]