Dr. Keith Kintigh, Arizona State University (ASU; email Kintigh) chair.
Board of Directors Members
Brian Crane, Versar,Inc., Springfield, VA
The Geosciences Network (GEON) project is a collaboration among a dozen PI institutions and a number of other partner projects, institutions, and agencies to develop cyberinfrastructure in support of an environment for integrative geoscience research.
GEON is funded by the NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) program.
P2P Designed for Universities. LionShare was built from the ground up with academic users in mind. Search and retrieve academic content from other LionShare users and many academic networks across the globe.
Fedora is a service-oriented architecture for managing and delivering their digital content. At its core is a powerful digital object model that supports multiple views of each digital object and the relationships among digital objects.
The Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge (SEEK) is a five year initiative designed to create cyberinfrastructure for ecological, environmental, and biodiversity research and to educate the ecological community about ecoinformatics. SEEK participants are building an integrated data grid (EcoGrid) for accessing a wide variety of ecological and biodiversity data and analytical tools (Kepler) for efficiently utilizing these data stores to advance ecological and biodiversity science. An intelligent middleware system (SMS) will facilitate integration and synthesis of data and models within these systems.
Open Context is a free, open access resource for the electronic publication of primary field research from archaeology and related disciplines. Open Context provides an integrated framework for users to search, explore, analyze, compare and tag items from diverse field projects and collections.
The “Online Cultural Heritage Research Environment” (OCHRE) is an Internet database system for research on cultural heritage in all its forms. It is intended for researchers and students who are engaged in archaeological, anthropological, linguistic, and textual investigations of many different kinds.
The Chaco Digital Initiative is a collaborative effort to create a digital archive that will integrate much of the widely dispersed archaeological data collected from Chaco Canyon in the late 1890s and the first half of the 20th century.
The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery is a Web-based initiative designed to foster inter-site, comparative archeological research on slavery throughout the Chesapeake, the Carolinas and the Caribbean. Their goal is to help scholars from different disciplines use archaeological evidence to advance our historical understanding of the slave-based society that evolved in the Atlantic World during the colonial and ante-bellum periods. DAACS also serves as a model for the use of the Web to foster new kinds of scholarly collaboration and data sharing among archaeologists working in a single region.
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) supports research, learning and teaching with 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. The ADS hosts AHDS Archaeology which is jointly funded by AHRC and JISC.
ECAI technical infrastructure illustrates the vision of sharing distributed data and using time enabled mapping tools.
Between 1995 and 1999, a series of outreach workshops held by the International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage (CIPA) has identified critical gaps in the fields of heritage Recording, Documentation and Information Management between those who provide information for conservation and those who use it.
In response, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and CIPA together created the RecorDIM (for Heritage Recording, Documentation and Information Management) Initiative partnership. The purpose of the initiative is to bring information users and providers together to identify the nature of the gaps between them, to develop strategies to close the gaps and to recommend a framework for action to be coordinated by the RecorDIM Initiative over the coming five years.
Historic sites are in a continual state of decay. What exists today may not be around for future generations to experience. Using the latest laser-scanning technology, CyArk collects the most accurate 3D models of World Heritage Sites and stores them safely in a publicly accessible archive. The CyArk archive is a powerful and intuitive system for finding 3D point cloud data, videos, photos, CAD drawings, and other archival grade media.
The Digital Data Interest Group (DDIG) is organized to promote the preservation and sharing of archaeological data that are maintained in digital form. The long-term conservation and protection of the archaeological record demands not only that they preserve digital documents, images, and databases, but also that they make these information resources available to other scholars so that they may be effectively used to advance archaeological understandings of the past. The interest group will seek ways to foster the development of shared digital archives of archaeological data using software that can maximize their research value while securing the confidentiality of sensitive information, and ensuring that data sources are properly credited.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, founded in 1881, is the principal resource in Greece for American scholars conducting advanced research on the language, literature, art, history, archaeology, and philosophy of Greece and the Greek world from pre-Hellenic times to the present. Each year the School, its programs, and its facilities welcome some 400 graduate students and scholars from over 160 affiliated North American colleges and universities.
Mellon All-Projects Meeting: Archaeology, New York, March 2008
Joint Disciplinary and Technical Advisory Board Meeting, Santa Fe, February 2008
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