Open Access Week Presentation

A big thanks to the University of Arizona Libraries for their kind invitation to speak at their Open Access Week events. I joined Victoria Stodden who talked about reproducibility of research and Steve Koch who talked about integrating open science in instruction and his research activities (including a great example of collaboration mediated by YouTube, […]

Open Context and CDL “Data Journals”

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 […]

Open Context’s Editorial Board

Open Context aims to make research data a valuable and valued aspect of scholarly communications, especially in archaeology. Its development is necessarily a long-term project because it requires inventing a host of new work-flows that can mesh with the realities of the professional lives of researchers. Researchers face tremendous time pressures. This makes them generally […]

Archaeology 2.0 Book Published, Open Access

We’re delighted to announce that Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration is now available via the University of California’s eScholarship repository, at the following link: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1r6137tb This book explores the social use and context of the World Wide Web within the discipline of archaeology.  While the Web has radically altered journalism, commerce, media […]

What we’re up to…

Hi All, A quick update. We’re in the middle of several new developments for Open Context. These mainly center on: Linked Open Data: For all the projects currently published in Open Context, we’re busy referencing some important shared vocabularies using Linked Open Data methods. Linking Open Context data to other relevant data on the Web […]

Workshop on data publishing for Near Eastern archaeologists

“Publishing Archaeological Data from the Field to the Web” Thursday November 18 at 2pm, Sheraton Atlanta Open to all ASOR meeting attendees At the upcoming 2010 American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) meeting in Atlanta, the creators of Open Context are leading a workshop focused on effective techniques for Near Eastern archaeologists to publish their […]

2010 Open Zooarchaeology Prize Winners

In celebration of Open Access Week, the Alexandria Archive Institute has announced the winners of the 2010 Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize competition. The Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize competition awards the best open access, reusable content presented at an International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) conference by a junior researcher (current student or degree in […]

NSF Links to Open Context for Data Sharing

The National Science Foundation lists Open Context as one option for grant-seekers to archive archaeological research data. See here for an example. This demonstrates how data sharing is becoming an expected outcome of the research process. This is something that many other fields have been practicing for a few years now, but archaeology and the […]