Events

Archaeology Icon Salon

A collaborative design event producing archaeology-related symbols for the public domain On May 23, the AAI will host the first-ever Archaeology Icon Salon—a facilitated design session where event participants generate icons and symbols that visually convey concepts frequently needed in archaeology. The event will inform developments to Open Context by using visual design strategies to […]

An Open Education Week Tribute to Open Data

This week (March 5-10) is Open Education Week, raising awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Today, over 200 universities worldwide put open educational content online—a concept that was only in its infancy a decade ago. The Open Education movement has been spurred by support from such organizations […]

Data Journals at 2011 DLF Forum

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum will take place in Baltimore next week (October 31 – November 1). Eric Kansa will present a poster (1MB PDF) about developing a data journal for archaeology to help set, communicate, and maintain quality of datasets relevant to a given theme or discipline. This represents a collaboration between the […]

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, […]

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 […]

Digitising Cultural Heritage at the BM

A study day at the British Museum Saturday 4 September, 09.55–16.30 Stevenson Lecture Theatre Free, booking advised As well as revolutionising modern work and social life, digital technology is also transforming cultural heritage management. The power to store, organise and distribute vast quantities of complex data makes it possible to do things that only 20 […]

Mobile learning/research user needs

Most readers of this blog are involved in some form or another in the design, editing or maintenance of web sites/pages/applications. We usually consider first of all regular users sitting behind a desktop or laptop. However, mobile devices are growing ever more capable of meaningful web surfing. The iPad is just the latest example. Mobile […]

CNI Spring 2010 meeting

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is currently holding its Spring Meeting in Baltimore. As usual, several of the speakers are of interest to us. When I was going through the schedule, these jumped out at me: M. Page (Emory University), “Mapping the Sanctuary of the Great Gods”: about an important Hellenic and pre-Hellenic religious […]

Hedgehogs, magicians’

In October of last year, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) organized a forum entitled “An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age.” The proceedings are online. You can listen to the presentations or read the papers. A few speakers included actual physical artifacts in their […]

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 […]