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Links to websites with information concerning the preservation of archaeological data. An overview of various European models and projects working on the interoperability of digital archaeological data.
  • CIDOC-Conceptual Reference Model: provides definitions and a formal structure for describing the implicit and explicit concepts and relationships used in cultural heritage documentation. It is intended to promote a shared understanding of cultural heritage information by providing a common and extensible semantic framework that any cultural heritage information can be mapped to. It is intended to be a common language for domain experts and implementers to formulate requirements for information systems and to serve as a guide for good practice of conceptual modelling. In this way, it can provide the "semantic glue" needed to mediate between different sources of cultural heritage information, such as that published by museums, libraries and archives.
  • 3DICONS: 3D-ICONS is a pilot project funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme which builds on the results of CARARE and 3D-COFORM. 3D-ICONS brings together partners from across Europe with the relevant expertise to digitise in 3D architectural and archaeological monuments and buildings identified by UNESCO as being of outstanding cultural importance. The project will contribute content to Europeana aiming to increase the critical mass of engaging 3D content available to Europeana’s users.
  • ARIADNE: ARIADNE brings together and integrates existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology.
  • DigCurv: A project funded by the European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci programme to establish a curriculum framework for vocational training in digital curation
  • Linked Heritage: Best Practice Network aiming at the coordination of standards and technologies for the enrichment of Europeana
  • OpenGLAM: an initiative run by the Open Knowledge Foundation that promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
  • PATHS: The PATHS project will provide users with innovative ways to access and utilise the contents of digital libraries that enrich their experiences of these resources. This will be achieved by extending the state-of-the-art in user-driven information access and by applying language technologies to analyse and enrich online content. The project will take a user-centred approach to development to accommodate the needs, interests and preferences of different types of users.
  • SCAPE: The SCAPE project will develop scalable services for planning and execution of institutional preservation strategies on an open source platform that orchestrates semi-automated workflows for large-scale, heterogeneous collections of complex digital objects. SCAPE will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system. These concrete project results will be validated within three large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas.
Links to websites collecting and proposing access to archaeological data.
  • Europeana
  • Archaeology Data Service: supports research, learning and teaching with freely available, high quality and dependable digital resources. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting and disseminating a broad range of data in archaeology. The ADS promotes good practice in the use of digital data in archaeology, it provides technical advice to the research community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies.
  • DANS - Data Archiving and Networked Services: accomodation of the e-depot for Dutch archaeology.
  • Swedish National Data Service: a service organisation for Swedish research within the humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
  • Euromed Heritage Digital Library