Networking: digital archaeology repositories in Argentina

Author(s): Andres Izeta; Roxana Cattáneo

Year: 2017


The digitization of primary data in social sciences and humanities, including archeology, has been a central issue in the management of science in Argentina by federal agencies, public universities and private foundations. About this topic, Argentina´s National Research Council (CONICET) created the Interactive Platform for Social Science Research, an interdisciplinary space, that over six years has generated protocols related to digitization and ways to share these results under the concept of open science. In this framework, a Program focused on archaeology (Digital Archaeology Program - PAD) became an instance of theoretical reflexivity on the digital turn in the discipline and the socials sciences and the humanities. Based on that experience we present some results from the PAD digital repository, which integrates archaeological collections, databases, gray literature and publications. We will discuss relevant topics such as repository laws and digitalization criteria in Argentina, limitation of software and hardware, methodological issues and the training of human resources.

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Networking: digital archaeology repositories in Argentina. Andres Izeta, Roxana Cattáneo. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429449)


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South America

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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15197