Best Practices for Good Digital Curation
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 involves similar steps as does good curation of artifacts, samples, and paper records, however, the digital techniques are different. We summarize best practices in this emerging part of archaeology with real world examples.
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- The Afterlife of Archaeological Information: Use and Reuse of Digital Archaeological Data •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Best Practices for Good Digital Curation. Francis McManamon, Julian Richards. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396936) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KW5H54
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