The Future of Collections Driven Research is Digital: Proper Care for Long Term Preservation and Access

Author(s): Leigh Anne Ellison; Francis McManamon

Year: 2017

Summary

Existing collections represent a significant untapped potential for future research.  Their value is made possible, and often greatly enhanced, by the associated records that provide context about their discovery.  Other times, physical collections may be incomplete or lost all together and the information about these collections is all that remains.  To ensure that future scholars are able to make use of this information it needs to be properly preserved and accessible for discovery.  Paper materials need to be made digital for enhanced discovery, and digital records need proper care to ensure their long-term preservation and to promote wide dissemination.  This presentation provides an overview of the proper steps to care for digital collections about historical archaeology. 

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The Future of Collections Driven Research is Digital: Proper Care for Long Term Preservation and Access. Leigh Anne Ellison, Francis McManamon. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435203)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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