In Spring 2016 we were subcontracted by University of York to convert a visual model of the pre-1834 House of Commons, St. Stephen’s Chapel Westminster to an acoustic model. The work was commissioned as part of the Virtual St Stephen’s Project, an AHRC-funded research project and was a collaboration between the departments of History (Dr… via The Virtual St.
To mark our shared 20th anniversary year, Internet Archaeology and the Archaeology Data Service have combined forces to launch the Open Access Archaeology Fund, with the specific aim of supporting the journal publishing and archiving costs of researchers who have no means of institutional support.
The best days are book release days. I am super excited to announce the publication of Erin Walcek Averett, Jody Michael Gordon, and Derek B. Counts, Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology. Grand Forks, ND: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.
Happy Open Access Week everyone!!! There is a lot going on for Open Access Week around the world but I would like to draw your attention to one really great initiative by Internet Archaeology and the Archaeology Data Service – the Open Access Archaeology Fund. The fund will support the journal publishing and/or archiving costs for archaeologists who can’t afford it.
It’s a funny feeling time. The calendar pages seem to flicker by as the year rushes towards its end, the the deadlines for various aspects of the Chawton project loom ominously. On one level I worry I have achieved so little and yet, on an other so much has gone on. So it seems inevitable that this post will consist of a number of short catch-ups on various aspects. Untours First of all, I’ve got a name for what we offer the public next year.
We tend to dig other people’s pasts, even in our own countries, such is the nature of archaeology. One of the great joys of archaeology is listening to local communities and their impressions of the past. So it was a real pleasure to listen to some archaeologists and non-archaeologists discuss archaeology and their past from around the world at WAC-8. I recorded the talks which you can see below.
Hannah Smith is the digital archive officer at Historic Environment Scotland. She joined the digital archive in 2015, although has worked for HES (previously RCAHMS) since 2011. Currently work is focused on implementing our new Trusted Digital Repository software. Hannah attended iPRES 2016 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme. There will be a series of blog posts from iPRES 2016 by the scholarship recipients, make sure to check the DPC website over the next two weeks for more.
Information science researchers and practitioners discuss information activities using a large number of different terms. A concept that often appears in colloquial discussions of information activities but that has received less systematic attention in information science research is that of information work.
I’m Chris Grygiel, Digital Archivist at Leeds University Special Collections, I’m currently developing workflows for processing our digital collections. Chris attended iPRES 2016 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme. This is the first in a series of blog posts from iPRES 2016 by the scholarship recipients, make sure to check the DPC website over the next two weeks for more.
It’s Wednesday’s videoed conference session: SESSION ABSTRACT The last twelve months have seen a relative strengthening of demand for archaeological work in the commercial sector, but the situation for archaeological institutions and individuals in the public and non-commercial sectors remains challenging.
The Sussex Humanities Lab and the Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to announce that the second Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities conference will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton. The CFP has now been released, the submission deadline is midnight Sunday 11 December 2016 (GMT) Website: www.dpassh.org Twitter: @DPASSHConf Email: dpassh2017@gmail.
EXARC, the ICOM Affiliated Organisation representing archaeological open-air museums, experimental archaeology, ancient technology, and interpretation, migrated it’s bibliographic database into the EXARC Experimental Archaeology Data Collection in tDAR this month, with technical support from the Center for Digital Antiquity.
Post: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, School of Information Management Location: Pipitea Campus, University of Wellington, New Zealand Reference No.: 1289 Closing date: Sunday 13 November 2016, Midnight (NZ) An exciting opportunity to undertake teaching and research of high quality in Information Studies within the School of Information Management whilst establishing relationships with external practitioner communities.
By combining archaeological, paleontological, and genetic evidence, an international team of researchers has identified a previously unknown hybrid species that contains both bison and cattle DNA. The discovery solves a longstanding mystery about the origins of modern European bison.Read more...
I have something like 12 changes to make to the Digital Press at the University of North Dakota’s next book, Mobilizing the Past, before it can go live in both digital and paper formats. Most of these changes involve little cosmetic fixes within the book and the addition of the book’s freshly minted LCCN (2016917316 for those of you keeping track at home!). The most important test though for a book, is the shelf or stack test.
Paul Young has been Digital Archivist at the National Archives for just over a year, dealing with the ingest of Born-Digital records and undertaking file format research for PRONOM. Paul attended iPRES 2016 with support from the DPC's Leadership Programme. There will be a series of blog posts from iPRES 2016 by the scholarship recipients, make sure to check the DPC website over the next two weeks for more.
Now and again a project comes up that challenges me to explore a new technique or technology for the first time. One such job came across my desk recently which I thought was certainly worth a wee blog post. Earlier this summer I completed work preparing a number of Egyptian canopic jars from Luxor to be 3D printed. An example of one of the fragmentary canopic jars (NKRF). Yet to be printed, but a beautiful example of one of the jar lids (NKRF).
Post: UK Corporate Archivist Contract: Permanent, Full-time Location: London Closing date: Friday 4 November 2016, 09:00 This is an exciting opportunity to join HSBC's team of archivists spanning London, Hong Kong, Paris and New York. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the unit's activities.
Talk: Silvia Polla (TOPOI) “Between Demography and Consumption: Digital and Quantitative approaches in the Mediterranean Surface Survey”. Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1780-0000-002B-EE31-E Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 Time: starting at 17:00 c.t. (i.e. 17:15) Venue: TOPOI Building Dahlem, Hittorfstraße 18 D-14195 Berlin (map) Abstract The interpretation of archaeological surface survey data is not straightforward.
Next month, the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) are contributing to an exciting session at the CHNT conference in Vienna: Preservation and re-use of digital archaeological research data with open archival information systems.