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 […]

New Research Provides Insights into Sea-Level Rise and Archaeological Site Destruction

Today, the open access journal PLOS ONE published “Sea-level rise and archaeological site destruction: An example from the southeastern United States using DINAA (Digital Index of North American Archaeology)” (Anderson et al. 2017), a peer-reviewed article that projects how climate change driven sea-level rise will endanger over 13,000 recorded archaeological sites on the eastern seaboard […]

Upcoming Conference on Digital Publishing in Archaeology

Next week, Open Context’s Program Director, Eric Kansa, will participate in a one-day conference exploring digital publication of archaeological data. The Digital Publication in Mediterranean Archaeology: Current Practice and Common Goals conference is hosted by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications, in partnership with […]

Project Spotlight: The Gabii Project

The most recent data publication in Open Context features 3D models of archaeological features and objects. The Gabii Project features digital content from excavations at the ancient Latin city of Gabii, a neighboring and rival city-state to Rome in the 1st millennium BCE. Rachel Opitz, a collaborator on the project, which is led by Nicola […]