As 2017 draws to a close, we are grateful to our friends and colleagues for your collaboration and support in broadening access to learning and scholarship with open data. We appreciate your contributions and partnerships as data creators, publishers, users, and advisers. Here, we have gathered some articles that highlight some Open Context data publications and other milestones from the past year. 


Study Using "Big Data" from Open Context is Viewed more than 11,000 Times in First Week

Study Using "Big Data" from Open Context is Viewed more than 11,000 Times in First Week

Article published in PLOS ONE in November 2017 uses hundreds of thousands of sites documented by the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA).

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Climate Change Threatens To Destroy Over 20,000 Historical Sites, Archaeologists Say

Climate Change Threatens To Destroy Over 20,000 Historical Sites, Archaeologists Say

Archaeologists figured out what sea level rise will do to archaeological sites in 15 states.

forbes.com
Open Context Program Director Eric Kansa Lends a Hand in "Data Rescue" Efforts

Open Context Program Director Eric Kansa Lends a Hand in "Data Rescue" Efforts

Hackers are building up robust systems to monitor changes to government websites. And they’re keeping track of data that's been removed.

wired.com
2017 AAI Research Fellow Federico Buccellati

2017 AAI Research Fellow Federico Buccellati

Buccellati's grant is a Fellowship for Digital Publication, supported jointly by the NEH and the Mellon Foundation, for the project "Calculating the Costs of Ancient Buildings", an innovative publication project that makes the study of ancient architecture and the logistics of constructing monumental buildings more reproducible.

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The Open Context & Carleton Prize for Archaeological Data Visualization

The Open Context & Carleton Prize for Archaeological Data Visualization

In January 2017, the first Open Context & Carleton University Data Visualization Prize was awarded to the ‘Poggio Civitate VR Data Viewer’, created by the team led by Russell Alleen-Willems.

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Project Spotlight: Oracle Bones in East Asia | Heritage Bytes

Project Spotlight: Oracle Bones in East Asia | Heritage Bytes

The Oracle Bones in East Asia project exemplifies the many benefits of data sharing, including making data accessible in multiple languages and working from the bottom up to develop common recording systems that enable broad comparisons across projects.

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Project Spotlight: The Gabii Project | Heritage Bytes

Project Spotlight: The Gabii Project | Heritage Bytes

Open Context data publication featuring 3D models of archaeological features and objects.

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Project Spotlight: Virtual Valdivia | Heritage Bytes

Project Spotlight: Virtual Valdivia | Heritage Bytes

Author Sarah Rowe published her data with Open Context, and leveraging professional development opportunities offered by the #MSUDAI, used fundamentals of Web development and programming with Javascript to display dynamic “feeds” of data drawn from Open Context on her own web page. She customized the presentation of these data, including Spanish language translations, showing how data sharing not only opens new research opportunities, but also provides new ways to communicate archaeology globally, with multilingual audiences.

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Linked Digital Version of Pyla-Koutsopetria I: Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal

Linked Digital Version of Pyla-Koutsopetria I: Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal

The digital version of the volume includes hundreds of links to the archaeological data produced during the pedestrian survey of 2003-2011, published on the web in Open Context. The dataset in Open Context includes survey units, objects, typologies, phases, and images, all with their own unique and stable URI and citation information.

asorblog.org
New Collaborative Project: Biometrical Database of Near East & Eastern Mediterranean Fauna

New Collaborative Project: Biometrical Database of Near East & Eastern Mediterranean Fauna

A large-scale, community-wide project to build a massive body of integrated, openly-available zooarchaeological data, with a specific focus on measurement data. Follow the link to find out how to participate!

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Peer Reviewed in 2017: Architecture and Urbanism at Seyitömer Höyük, Turkey

Peer Reviewed in 2017: Architecture and Urbanism at Seyitömer Höyük, Turkey

Archaeology and chronology of Seyitömer Höyük, an Early Bronze Age - Middle Bronze Age settlement in western Anatolia.

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Published in 2017: Kuthodaw Pagoda Inscriptions

Published in 2017: Kuthodaw Pagoda Inscriptions

Kuthodaw Pagoda inscriptions of Mandalay, Myanmar, featuring zoomable images

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Published in 2017: NAA at Iron Age Sardis

Published in 2017: NAA at Iron Age Sardis

Differentiating local from nonlocal ceramic production from Iron Age Sardis using NAA

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Preview for 2018: ARCE Sphinx Project 1979-1983 Archive

Preview for 2018: ARCE Sphinx Project 1979-1983 Archive

Maps, drawings, and photographs from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Sphinx Project, 1979-1983

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Thanks to Our Community of Supporters

Thanks to Our Community of Supporters

We are very grateful to all the individuals and organizations that have contributed to the Alexandria Archive Institute and Open Context over the years, including our Board of Directors and our Editorial Board members. Thank you for your continuing support!

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Ways to Participate and Support Open Data

Ways to Participate and Support Open Data

Get involved by contributing data, expertise and ideas, or make a donation to the AAI / Open Context to support this work.

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More News and Updates about Open Context from the "Heritage Bytes" Blog

More News and Updates about Open Context from the "Heritage Bytes" Blog

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More News from the Alexandria Archive Institute

More News from the Alexandria Archive Institute

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