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 […]

Archaeology 2.0 Book Published, Open Access

We’re delighted to announce that Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration is now available via the University of California’s eScholarship repository, at the following link: This book explores the social use and context of the World Wide Web within the discipline of archaeology.  While the Web has radically altered journalism, commerce, media […]

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 […]

Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World

The Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World (EHW) “is an original electronic project aiming at collecting, recording, documenting, presenting and promoting the historical data that testify to the presence of Hellenic [from ancient Greek till the Ottoman period] culture throughout time and space.” There are three main areas: Asia Minor, Black Sea and Constantinople. EHW’s ultimate […]

FARLI Ancient Pottery Database

The Foundation for Archaeological Research in the Land of Israel (FARLI) “announce[d] the launch of its newest Project: The FARLI Ancient Pottery Database. In the spirit of FARLI’s goals to promote the archaeological research of the land of Israel and the southern Levant, and to develop new technological tools in the service of archaeology, … […]

Digital Type Collection of Historic Ceramics

The Florida Museum of Natural History has a nice online type collections of historic period archaeological ceramics (1492-1850), complete with detailed search features. With the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are able to offer it on-line as a service to archaeologists, museum curators, material culture specialists, and anyone interested in historic […]