Endangered Data Week

For the week of April 17-21, we’re joining a large community-wide effort to raise greater awareness of “endangered data”. In light of all of the other crises in the world, highlighting endangered data may seem silly. After all, given the daily news onslaught of increasing authoritarianism, kleptocracy, war, bigotry, poverty and environmental problems, the fate […]

New Data Sharing Project Focuses on Zooarchaeology of the Levant

We are happy to announce the kick-off of a large-scale data integration project, provisionally titled The Biometrical Database of Levantine Fauna. This project’s goal is to build up a massive body of openly-available zooarchaeological data from the Levant, with a specific focus on measurement data, in order to facilitate and improve research and instruction worldwide. […]

Project Spotlight: Virtual Valdivia

Open Context Project Spotlight by Hannah Lau The Virtual Valdivia Project is directed by Sarah M. Rowe as part of the NEH-funded Institute of Digital Archaeology Methods and Practice at Michigan State University (#MSUDAI). The goal of the project is to produce an online database of ceramics from the Valdivia culture from coastal Ecuador (4400 […]

Project Spotlight: Oracle Bones in East Asia

Open Context Project Spotlight by Hannah Lau Our first project spotlight is the Oracle Bones in East Asia project, by Katherine Brunson, Zhipeng Li and Rowan Flad. The project is a collaboration between researchers at Brown University, the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Harvard University. Its goal is to create a […]

IMLS Grant Supports Expansion of DINAA

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the AAI a National Leadership Grant for a project that will expand the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA). Under the direction of Eric Kansa, Program Director for Open Context, the AAI joins many partners collaborating on the development of DINAA, a project originally launched […]

3 reasons to visit the Open Context booth at the SAA meeting

At this year’s SAA meeting in San Francisco, Open Context will have it’s first-ever exhibit hall booth! Swing by booth #603 to say hello! If you need a reason to visit, here are three: “I have questions (or suggestions) about data publishing!” Many people have data they want share, but questions about how to go […]