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 the Archaeological Institute of America. From the conference web page:
“This conference brings together archaeologists and experts in the creation of digital resources to share and discuss current practices and future opportunities in the digital publication of archaeological data and results. The event is timely because the volume of archaeological resources available via the public internet is growing rapidly. There is much to be learned by assessing what has been accomplished and by considering what steps and which existing or new standards and practices can make digital publications more useful. The conference will promote ongoing discussion by bringing together archaeologists, librarians, archivists, and digital publishers for individual presentations and a closing panel.”
Visit the conference page for a list of speakers and topics.