Kansa, Eric C.; Kansa, Sarah Whitcher; Watrall, Ethan (eds.)
Cotsen Digital Archaeology Series
- INTRODUCTION : New Directions for the Digital Past
- SECTION I: A Web of Archaeological Data: Infrastructure, Services, and Interoperability
- SECTION II: The Technical and Theoretical Context of Archaeology on the Web
- SECTION III: Archaeological Data Management and Collaboration
- SECTION IV: Sustainability, Quality, and Access
- CONCLUSION : Web 2 0 and Beyond, or On the Web, Nobody Knows You’re an Archaeologist
Announced 18 August at:
This book explores the social use and context of the World Wide Web within the discipline of archaeology. While the Web has radically altered journalism, commerce, media and social relationships, its sees very uneven adoption in professional scholarly contexts. Case studies discussed in this book help illuminate patterns of adoption and resistance to new forms of scholarly communication and data sharing. These case studies explore social media, digital preservation, and cultural representation concerns, as well as technical and semantic challenges and approaches toward data interoperability. Contributors to this volume debate the merits and sustainability of open access publishing and how the Web mediates interactions between professional and nonprofessional communities engaged in archaeology.
Archaeology 2.0 is the first book in the Cotsen Institute’s new Digital Archaeology Series. The editors want to thank all of the book’s contributors, and also the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, especially Julie Nemer, Carol Leyba, and Willeke Wendrich. The printed version will be available for purchase shortly.