Starting the year off with a conference, from 5-8 January 2022 the members of the Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context (AAI/OC) team virtually attended the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and Society for Classical Studies (SCS) Joint Annual Meeting. The team ran our “Let’s make a data story” workshop and there were a lot […]
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.
This past summer, we kicked off a 3-year project aimed at improving the flow of information from the moment of discovery through to publication and beyond. This project, funded by a grant from the NEH, takes a unique approach of exploring the data lifecycle through a series of interviews with data creators and reusers, in […]
The AAI is pleased to announce two new grant-funded projects. With support from Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Open Context’s program director Eric Kansa will collaborate with DAI colleagues to develop and promote specific data sharing standards that will facilitate data interoperability in Classical archaeology. The standards will be […]
We’re delighted to announce the publication of “Other People’s Data: A Demonstration of the Imperative of Publishing Primary Data” in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. The lead author is Prof. Levent Atici (UNLV), a member of the Open Context Editorial Board. The “online first” version of the paper can be accessed here. The […]
We’ve been working to develop a model of “data sharing as publication” in our work with Open Context. In our view, publication helps communicate some of the need for quality and standards alignment that makes effective data dissemination something more formal than implied by the term “sharing.” We’re definitely not alone in this assessment, and […]