Evaluating a Cooperative Approach to the Management of Digital Archaeological Records (ECAMDAR): A Defense Legacy Project Assessing tDAR for the Department of Defense
The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) and the Regional Archaeological Curation Laboratory (RACF) in Ft. Lee, Virginia are archaeological repositories that meet high professional standards for the care of artifacts and paper records. Unfortunately, neither facility has the expert technical staff and specialized infrastructure necessary to qualify as permanent repositories for digital records, despite the exponential rise in site documentation that exists in digital form only. This project is designed to test tDAR as an alternate repository for digital records held by the MAC Lab and RACF on behalf of 25 different military installations in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. Of paramount importance is determining whether tDAR can strike a balance between accessibility and the stringent security that many DoD installations require in a way that is cost-effective and applicable to many different kinds of installations. The project results are positive, and the procedures developed to address the 25 installations included in this project have therefore been converted into standards and recommendations for the DoD as a whole. Ultimately, the project participants hope to impact DoD policy so that their irreplaceable archaeological data will be protected regardless of its form.
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Evaluating a Cooperative Approach to the Management of Digital Archaeological Records (ECAMDAR): A Defense Legacy Project Assessing tDAR for the Department of Defense. Sara Rivers Cofield, Jodi Reeves Eyre. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396940) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8WD41QT
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min long: -84.067; min lat: 36.031 ; max long: -72.026; max lat: 43.325 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Jodi Reeves Eyre
Sponsor(s): Department of Defense Legacy Program
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