Opendig

Chuck Jones alerted me to a new initiative: opendig. I like their slogan: “Free your notes!” The intro states: “At opendig.org we are endeavoring to offer a place for any archaeological excavation to host their dig notes online. Imagine a place where you can search not only your own site for information, but also sites in […]

Verily VERA

This looks interesting: “The Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology (VERA) project aims to produce a fully-fledged virtual research environment for the archaeological community. It will address user needs, enhancing the means of efficiently documenting archaeological excavation and its associated finds, and create a suitable Web portal that provides enhanced tools for the user community. VERA aims to develop […]

Grab a Bucket! It’s Raining Data!

Do you prefer audio? or text? or pictures? No problem, the presentation I’d like to draw attention to has all three. Dorothea Salo (librarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison) spoke at the Canadian Access Conference in Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2009, in Charlottetown, PEI, a.k.a. Access 2009. Her talk “Grab a Bucket! It’s Raining Data!” touches upon many […]

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 […]