Digital Archaeological Data: Ensuring Access, Use, and Preservation

Author(s): Francis McManamon

Year: 2014


Archaeology is awash with data. Unfortunately, individual archaeologists, institutions responsible for the preservation of this historical and scientific information, and others who would be interested in various aspects of these data often cannot easily find them and lack straightforward ways to make use of the data when they can be located. Archaeological data exist in paper and digital formats. Increasingly, digital records are more common and older paper records are being scanned and transferred to digital formats. The access to and preservation of paper records is an important topic; however, this essay focuses on the curation of digital archaeological data, not paper records.

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Digital Archaeological Data: Ensuring Access, Use, and Preservation. Francis McManamon. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology: 2124-2128. 2014 ( tDAR id: 378289) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8M044S9



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