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. This summer has […]
Our last blog post about Open Context discussed how we were rebuilding many aspects of how we organized the data we publish. This post gets into some of the details. For background, Open Context is a bit different from many research data repositories like the Archaeology Data Service or tDAR. Open Context’s core purpose is […]
As we mentioned in our quarterly report, things are mooving along with our first data story. However, before we let it roam on the range, we want to make sure it is up to a certain standard. The question is, what standard?
Open Context is undergoing its fourth major rebuild. Why on earth would we do this? This post explores (hopefully without too much jargon or technobabble) why rebuilds are important and what the 2021 rebuild involves. Why are rebuilds (“refactoring”) needed? Since its launch in 2006, Open Context has seen four major waves of development. These […]
Hello July! We’re about six months into the Digital Data Stories (DDS) project here at the Alexandria Archive Institute (AAI). So, it’s time to update y’all on our program.
Welcome to the Digging Digital Museum Collections blog series! The Alexandria Archive Institute and Open Context (AAI / OC) advocate for data sharing, data literacy, open access, and community collaborations. In this series, we explore user experiences with online museum collections and question what we can do to use museum collections data in more accessible, […]