(Poster) Unlocking the data behind the Chora of Metaponto publication series: "on-the-fly" solutions for sharing and archiving an evolving collection
Archaeological publishing is moving from the traditional model of the print monograph (as the definitive word), to an open and interactive model in which it is expected that primary data and the processes of their collection and interpretation are exposed for the reader to validate, re-use, and reinterpret. Online representation of archaeological data and research, then, must achieve transparency, exposing the relations between field collection and research methods, data objects, metadata, and derived conclusions. To do so, however, adds extra—sometimes insurmountable—burden on academic units with large legacy data collections, publication backlogs, and dwindling budgets. Over the course of six years, the Institute of Classical Archaeology and the Texas Advanced Computing Center have developed a "collection architecture," which makes use of existing University cyberinfrastructure resources, an automated metadata platform, and batch procedures to help ICA organize and prepare its massive collection for preservation and sharing, without interrupting ongoing work. Processes of data publication and archiving are streamlined as the collection is organized, shared, documented, and analyzed "on-the-fly" during study and publication activities. All of these tasks are performed in parallel within a unified architecture by a multidisciplinary team located in the USA and abroad.
This poster, presented within the poster session entitled "The Afterlife of Archaeological Information: Use and Reuse of Digital Archaeological Data," illustrates our distributed curation model, which integrates archival and publication functions of the ICA collection, accessed via a set of web-based digital companions to The Chora of Metaponto book series.
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(Poster) Unlocking the data behind the Chora of Metaponto publication series: "on-the-fly" solutions for sharing and archiving an evolving collection. Jessica Trelogan, Lauren Jackson, Maria Esteva. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396938) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8W37XGC
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|Poster presented at SAA 2015 Conference, in the poster session: The Afterlife of Archaeological Information: Use and Reuse of Digital Archaeological Data.|