Online Data Curation: CAVEBase, ArchaeoSTOR, University Libraries and Long-Term Digital Archiving
Although new technologies have made it possible to document historical and archaeological sites in greater detail than ever before, and have made it faster and easier to disseminate information, they have also brought about new challenges, especially in connection to long term data preservation. As the quantity of information stored digitally continues to grow it becomes increasingly important to actively curate the information now, for present and future reuse. Not only does data need to be protected against catastrophic and attritional loss, such as from hardware failure and personnel turnover, it also needs to be well-documented and discoverable in the correct contexts to be useful.
This paper provides a brief look at three ongoing projects at UC San Diego which address these challenges: CAVEBase, ArchaeoSTOR, and the UCSD Library Digital Collections. These projects explore new methods of entering, cataloging, interfacing with, preserving, and disseminating digital archaeological data such as 3D models, point clouds, high resolution photographs, videos, reports, and associated descriptions and metadata.
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Online Data Curation: CAVEBase, ArchaeoSTOR, University Libraries and Long-Term Digital Archiving. Christopher McFarland, Ho Jung Yoo, Rosemary Elliott Smith, Thomas E. Levy, Falko Kuester. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444057)
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Abstract Id(s): 22003