The Alexandria Archive Institute is a non-profit technology company that preserves and shares world heritage on the Web, free of charge. Through advocacy, education, research, and technology programs like Open Context, we pioneer ways to open up archaeology and related fields for all.

Opening the Past, Inspiring the Future

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WHAT WE DO:

OPEN TECHNOLOGIES, ADVOCACY, RESEARCH & EDUCATION

The AAI supports a range of projects that work toward our mission of enhancing scholarship through use of the Open Web. The primary focus of our work is Open Context, an open access, Web-based publication system for archaeology and other field sciences. Learn more about Open Context

In addition to Open Context, we actively contribute to several other collaborative initiatives, which are funded primarily by government and private foundation grants. Learn more about our other projects

IMPACTS

Twenty-first century research must make data sharing a regular part of scholarly life. Data sharing improves transparency, reduces duplication of effort, and opens new horizons for both public participation and large scale multidisciplinary inquiry. Our work is targeted at promoting greater breadth and depth of understanding through sharing the richly documented primary data collected by researchers in an accessible online format. Learn more

COMMUNITY

The Alexandria Archive Institute's projects thrive in a growing ecosystem of Open Web initiatives aimed at promoting research and instruction. Our projects contribute to the vibrancy and growth of that ecosystem. We actively work to promote participation by students, researchers, and the public in building more open and inclusive approaches to understanding our origins and historical achievements. Learn more

CONTRIBUTE

The AAI welcomes contributions of scholarly data, in-kind services, and financial donations. Learn more about publishing data in Open Context or adding or linking content to another of the projects we support.

Please also consider making a 100% tax-deductible gift to the AAI to support our ongoing programs or to help advance a specific project. Learn more

Support Our Programs

Your donation can help break down access barriers to global heritage and give future generations an enriching and meaningful past.

Help us open the past to new discoveries!

AAI News

“Digging Up Data” Team Wins ASOR’s 2023 Membership Service Award

November 30, 2023

We are proud to announce that at the 2023 American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR) conference in Chicago in November, AAI’s Leigh Anne Lieberman and Melissa Cradic, together with colleague Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, received an award for their service to ASOR’s […]

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The Road Most Traveled: An Archaeology Data-Centric Slow Observation Guide

November 2, 2023

This exercise is best suited to those with an interest in archaeological survey, archaeological data collection, or using mindful observation skills for archaeology and daily life. Users should have a basic understanding of observation and recording methods, such as handwritten, […]

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