New Project Will Create The Internet of Samples

Open Context is participating in a 4-year cyberinfrastructure initiative that has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF has awarded the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and partner institutions $4 million to develop an innovative cyberinfrastructure that will integrate scientific samples into a digital data ecosystem: iSamples, the “Internet of Samples.” Lamont geoinformatics specialist Kerstin […]

How do we Sustain Open Data?

In 2018, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the AAI / Open Context an Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grant. Much of our focus during the first year of the multi-year grant has been on the question of sustainability for a resource like Open Context. What does sustainability look like for an open access data […]

DINAA Updates in 2019

DINAA currently documents 1,045,319 sites from 41 states, gathered either directly from agencies, through journal text-mining, or through links with museum collections and other online resources and repositories. DINAA holds annual workshops for researchers, museum and library representatives, tribal heritage experts, and data managers to help guide current and future work. The 2019 DINAA Workshop […]

New Publications Address Data Reuse in Archaeology

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 list of the papers, with […]