To our friends and colleagues,
Thank you 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. As 2017 draws to an end, gathered some articles that highlight some Open Context data publications and other milestones from the past year.
We recognize that our community faces significant challenges in the coming year. Nevertheless, we're proud to work in fellowship with you and we wish you happiness in 2018!
Sarah and Eric Kansa
Article published in PLOS ONE in November 2017 uses hundreds of thousands of sites documented by the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA).
Archaeologists figured out what sea level rise will do to archaeological sites in 15 states.
Hackers are building up robust systems to monitor changes to government websites. And they’re keeping track of data that's been removed.
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.
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.
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.
Open Context data publication featuring 3D models of archaeological features and objects.
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.
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!
Archaeology and chronology of Seyitömer Höyük, an Early Bronze Age - Middle Bronze Age settlement in western Anatolia.
Kuthodaw Pagoda inscriptions of Mandalay, Myanmar, featuring zoomable images
Differentiating local from nonlocal ceramic production from Iron Age Sardis using NAA
Maps, drawings, and photographs from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Sphinx Project, 1979-1983
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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