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Strategies for Digital Data

Contents

Title Page
List of Figures
List of Tables
1. Acknowledgements
2. Executive Summary
2.1 History of the project
2.2 Recommendations
3. Introduction
3.1 Background
4. Surveying the Heritage Sector
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Archaeology
4.3 Museums
4.4 Computer use in the humanities
4.5 Summary
5. The Survey
5.1 Introduction
5.2 The Questionnaires and telephone interviews
5.3 Mailing and response rate
5.4 Basic profile of the survey population
5.5 Access to computers
5.6 Access to the Internet
5.7 Extrapolating from the survey returns: How many computers are used in archaeology?
5.8 Summary
6. Archives and Digital Datasets
6.1 Introduction
6.2 How much digital information do archives hold?
6.3 How secure is digital data currently held in archives?
6.4 Usability of digital datasets
6.5 An estimate of the amount of digital data held by archaeologists
6.6 Summary
7. The Information Needs of Archaeologists
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Identifying the datasets archaeologists think should be made available, and cost-recovery mechanisms (individual responses)
7.3 Identifying the datasets archaeologists think should be made available, and cost-recovery mechanisms (organisational responses)
7.4 Digital datasets held by organisations and levels of access that apply....
7.5 Identifying the media which archaeologists would like to, and can, use to obtain information created by others
7.6 Datasets to which archaeologists would like digital access
7.7 Summary
8. Datasets in Digital and Other Media
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Data creation - the diversity and importance of digital datasets compared with those in other media
8.3 Software used to create digital datasets
8.4 Use of standards and thesauri in archaeology - what hope for cataloguing and information retrieval?
8.5 Summary
9. Re-using Digital Data - Developing a Community Vision for the Best Ways to Facilitate Access to, and Re-use of, Digital Information
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Accessing and using archives
9.3 Funding digital archives
9.4 Training needs to facilitate access to digital datasets
9.5 Summary
10. Strategies for Digital Data
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Programmes and resources for digital data
10.3 Standards and the creation of digital data
10.4 Standards and digital archiving
10.5 Selection of digital information from archives
10.6 Cost recovery and funding digital archives
10.7 Data delivery mechanisms
10.8 Training needs and support infrastructure
11. Summary and Recommendations
11.1 Introduction
11.2 The survey
11.3 Archives and digital datasets
11.4 The information needs of archaeologists
11.5 Datasets in digital and other media
11.6 Re-using digital data - Developing a community vision for the best ways to facilitate access to, and re-use of, digital information
11.7 Strategies for digital data: Recommendations
Appendix 1 Questions for Individuals
Appendix 2 Questions for Organisations
Appendix 3 Telephone Questions
Bibliography
Glossary

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