The lockdown that began in March 2020 was followed by a lull in professional interactions as we all waited to find out what was next. As it became clear we were not going to travel or meet in person anytime soon, professional societies regrouped, Zoom ramped up, and the Year of Virtual Conferences began. I […]
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. I’m in the […]
Spreadsheets, tables, and reams of information fill your monitor. There’s so much raw potential. The data sits before you, waiting for exploration. Then it sets in…data panic. Data panic undermines your confidence. It’s the voice in your head reminding you that you never took a statistics class, the cold sweat that comes when no one […]
Earlier this year, two members of The Alexandria Archive team (AAI), Dr. Meghan Dennis and Dr. Leigh Anne Lieberman, were appointed Research Associates at University of California, Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility (or, the ARF). The ARF strives to encourage, facilitate, and expedite field and laboratory research conducted by archaeologists and related specialists engaged with the […]
In the Digital Data Stories project, we spend a lot of time thinking about people. This may seem odd, as our current work involves a lot of numbers and a lot of cow bones, but at the heart of it, our work is fundamentally about people. This is because literacy is fundamentally about people. My […]
It’s hard to believe it’s April. Even harder to believe that we’re three months (and more for some folks!) into the Data Stories project here at the Alexandria Archive Institute.