Unlocking the data behind the Chora of Metaponto publication series: "on-the-fly" solutions for sharing and archiving an evolving collection
As archaeological research moves from the traditional model of print publication (as the definitive word), to a larger continuum of interpretation and reinterpretation, access to the supporting data is crucial. To do so, however, adds extra burden on academic units with large legacy collections, publication backlogs, and dwindling budgets. Digital repositories provide a home for static collections, but are not ideal for dynamic collections generated and evolving throughout the research lifecycle, nor do they provide an interactive space for ongoing discussion. The Institute of Classical Archaeology and Texas Advanced Computing Center have developed a set of lightweight solutions to prepare the ICA collection for preservation and sharing without interrupting ongoing work. Leveraging existing University of Texas system cyberinfrastructure and expertise, we have streamlined our processes of study and publication, and provided a team of international collaborators the ability to access and enhance our full collection, while we prepare it "on-the-fly" for archiving. The system allows us to preserve our data from the outset and provides a portal through which continuing dialog can be conducted as study progresses. This poster illustrates our distributed curation model described as a "collection architecture" that integrates archival and publication instances of the ICA collection, presented via a set of web-based digital companions to the Chora of Metaponto book series.
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Unlocking the data behind the Chora of Metaponto publication series: "on-the-fly" solutions for sharing and archiving an evolving collection. ( tDAR id: 398530) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RB75ZC
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min long: -18.084; min lat: 33.803 ; max long: 38.693; max lat: 63.197 ;
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General Note: SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American Archaeology and Center for Digital Antiquity Collaborative Program to improve digital data in archaeology.
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