Mind The Gap: Issues In The Dissemination Of Digital Archaeological Data

Author(s): Mark Freeman

Year: 2016

Summary

Recent research into the dissemination of digital archaeological data in Virginia suggests that effective access is complicated by issues of licensing, citation, permanence, context, and data interoperability. Additionally much of the data remains digitally inaccessible, suggesting both a digital curation problem, and also the concept of a data gap – a difference between interest in other people’s data, and a willingness to make data available. Further support for this data gap, seen in many disciplines, is provided by the 2014 SHA survey of members. This paper will explore the barriers to effective digital archeological data dissemination, and suggest ways the situation could be improved.

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Mind The Gap: Issues In The Dissemination Of Digital Archaeological Data. Mark Freeman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434413)

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