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Communications Strategy for Promoting Synergy between the Academy and the CRM Industry (2019)
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Syntheses of archaeological data have the potential to expand knowledge of the past and to advance public policy. For syntheses to be successful, they must include CRM data and must involve collaboration of CRM and academic archaeologists. By promoting data access and synthetic research, ACRA will effectively promote synergy between the academy and the CRM industry. Representing the industry, ACRA will encourage federal agencies at all levels to fulfill their legal responsibilities to make...


The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR): An Archive for 21st Century Digital Archaeology Curation (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon. Leigh Anne Ellison.

Archaeological research both produces and uses substantial amounts of data in digital formats. Researchers undertaking comparative studies need to be able to find existing data easily, efficiently, and in formats that they will be able to access and utilize. Researchers creating or recording data need a repository where they can place the data they generate so that it will be discoverable, accessible, and preserved for long-term use. The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) is a broadly...


Digital Data Curation and Access: Why You and Your Organization Should be Actively Involved -- An ACRA White Paper (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Duane E. Peter.

Most are aware that the curation of archaeological and historical data and associated records has been a challenge for quite some time. Adequate curation of objects and associated records has received significant attention in the past two decades; however, professional archaeologists within academia, the Cultural Resources Management (CRM) industry, and federal and state agencies are keenly aware that we need to do more, if we are to successfully preserve our heritage, advance evidence-based...


Enhancing Data Comparability and Enabling Synthesis with tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record) (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Keith Kintigh. Francis McManamon. Katherine Spielmann.

The ability to easily compare and synthesize research results can have a huge impact on the productivity of a scientific research community. Meaningful comparisons across data sets created by different investigators demand both adequate documentation of the data semantics and the capacity to represent the data sets within a common schema. For research going forward, the adoption of standard terminologies and analytical procedures minimizes key problems of data comparability. Less obviously,...


Good Digital Curation -- Best Practices (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon. Julian Richards.

Archaeology is awash in digital data. Archaeologists generate large numbers of digital files in their field, laboratory, and records investigations. We use digital mapping, digital photography, digital means of data analysis, and our reports are drafted and produced digitally. Good curation of digital data provides easy means by which it can be discovered and accessed, as well as ensuring that it is preserved for future uses. In many ways the planning for and carrying out good digital...


Online and In-person Professional Training for Archaeological Data Management and Digital Curation (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

This presentation describes a series of professional training workshops created by the Center for Digital Antiquity that are designed to introduce archaeologists to the basic aspects of managing and curating digital archaeological data. In the last quarter century, the creation and use of digital data in archaeological investigations has become routinely. Documents, images, data sets, and geospatial data in modern archaeology are now nearly always in digital formats. Research projects, CRM...