Website Review: Perseus 4.0

Full Name: Perseus Digital Library (Perseus Hopper) URL: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ Content: Originally a repository of Greco-Roman texts, art and archaeology but now as much other material, i.e., 19th-century American sources, issues of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Renaissance materials, even some Arabic and ancient Germanic texts; current research centers on personalization: organizing what you see to meet […]

Website Review: ADS

Full Name: The Archaeology Data Service URL: http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/ Content: An integrated metadata search facility for information about archaeological interventions, sites and monuments in the UK; project archives with data available for download; special collections where discrete data sets can be queried using online tools; library resources such as digitized pamphlets, books and journals, bibliographic databases, […]

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 […]

Archaeological Communities Online (Part 1)

Affiliation When you type in “archaeology” or “archeology” in Google search, you find a plethora of web sites and pages (25 million and counting) but who actually produces these? Which groups within the larger archaeological community produce online content? Do they overlap? Do they work together? Are they interlinked? Actually, a lot of these search […]

Tool Space

As we continue to digest the fruitful results of our kickoff workshop, one area of interest is which technologies our target audiences currently use and how that constructs their workflows. In one of our sessions we asked people to specifically enumerate the tools they use and so I thought it might be interesting to see […]

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 […]

User Experience Workshop, Jan 23-24, 2009

Our project launches with a 2-day workshop entitled Exploring User Needs around Digital Heritage, which will take place January 23-24, 2009 at the School of Information at UC Berkeley. The workshop is aimed at developing specific strategies and methods to enhance access to and usability of primary archaeological research content. It brings together 12 Community […]