WyoARCH: An Update on Digital Developments to Improve Professional and Public Interaction with Federal Repositories
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Both the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist (OWSA) and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office are shifting towards digital-only submissions for professional archaeological projects through two new and interconnected database-and-web-interface systems going live in 2018/19. This talk will focus on the benefits and drawbacks to the various public and professional audiences that these systems will impact, with particular attention to the WyoARCH project – the curation application being developed by OWSA and the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center to better manage the University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository (UWAR). The WyoARCH project will impact not only how professional archaeologists submit data to UWAR and greatly increase the accuracy and amount of data curated by UWAR, but will provide public access to, and interactions with, artifact data through a collections search tool and a GIS-powered map visualization tool. As the only federally-approved archaeological repository serving the entire state of Wyoming, UWAR holds a wealth of information derived from primarily public lands that thus far been available to members of the public in a very limited capacity. This project seeks to correct this oversight.
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WyoARCH: An Update on Digital Developments to Improve Professional and Public Interaction with Federal Repositories. Marieka Arksey, Greg Pierce, Paddington Hodza. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449344)
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