Documenting and Sharing the “Living Art” of Iraq

Yesterday’s New York Times Art & Design section features a piece entitled “Iraq’s Modern Art Collection, Waiting to Re-emerge.” This article provides an excellent overview of the tragic fate of Iraq’s modern art that has inspired the creation of the Modern Art Iraq Archive (MAIA). MAIA is a collaborative effort between Nada Shabout, an assistant […]

Researcher-Managed Collections Working Group

An increasing number of institutions and large projects are sharing their collections online (as demonstrated by the continuing series of project reviews on this blog). These entities tend to find enough (but often not much) funding, time and technical expertise to share at least a portion of their digital content. Large institutions like museums and […]

Blind Report Writing Study Now Underway

Next weekend, three of our project participants will come together to undertake the “Blind Data Analysis and Report Writing Study.” Participants include practicing zooarchaeologists Justin Lev-Tov (Statistical Research, Inc.), Levent Atici (UNLV) and Sarah Whitcher Kansa (AAI). The aim of this study is to highlight the importance of publishing original datasets alongside syntheses, and most […]

Short survey on Web tools

We’re conducting a short survey about what types of web tools archaeologists currently use in their work (as well as tools they wish they could use!). If you have a spare 10 minutes or so, we would very much value your feedback about how you use web technologies in your work. The qualitative responses are […]

Open Context Testing Site

We’re just begining the monumental task of organizing and digesting the massive amount of documentation that came from the first Workshop in this project. During the workshop, I did a very quick demo of the revisions taking place on Open Context.  The site testing the new and improved Open Context is available at:  http://testing.opencontext.org/sets/ This […]