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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, […]

The Walters Art Museum and Creative Commons

From AWOL: The Walters Art Museum announced this week that it has removed copyright restrictions from more than 10,000 Images.  Those images are now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Collections at the Walters relating to antiquity include: Art of the Ancient Americas Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia Art of Ancient Greece […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keyhole Sink petroglyph vandalism

An article in The Arizona Republic tells of the damage inflicted by vandals to the Keyhole Sink petroglyph site in the Kaibab National Forest east of Williams, AZ. This is unfortunately just the latest in a long series of attacks against archaeological heritage in the US. The same article provides a slide show of more […]

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 […]