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.
Identifiers are Keys to Understanding (pun* intended)
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 […]
A follow up on a NAIRR
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.
Highlights from 2019
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New AAI Project Publications Address Digital Data Reuse in Archaeology
(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 […]
Networking Government Data to Navigate an Uncertain Future for the Past
A paper published today in the journal Antiquity highlights the value of protecting public records of scientific research. The paper, “Networking government data to navigate an uncertain future for the past”, discusses how to incorporate government records into broader civil society networks and ensure their long term preservation and widespread use, drawing on the example […]