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Digital preservation and access

Richards, J.D. (2002) Digital preservation and access. European Journal of Archaeology, 5 (3). pp. 343-67. ISSN 1461-9571

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There is a crisis in the publication and archiving of archaeological field data in Europe. Computerized data are more fragile than paper archives but also more accessible via the Internet. This article explores the role of the Archaeology Data Service and examines some of the issues raised by the collection of digital data and their dissemination online and the implications for the future of archaeological publication. It discusses approaches to digital data preservation, the development of archival standards and ways of encouraging reuse. It explores the development of distributed online catalogues and archives and the need for metadata standards for cataloguing resources. Finally, it considers the role of XML as an emergent technology and introduces the European ARENA project which is developing a digital preservation and access infrastructure.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: archaeological information systems • digital preservation • heritage management • Internet • interoperability • metadata • online archives • resource discovery • XML • Z39.50
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009 16:34
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2009 16:34
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/146195702761692347
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Identification Number: 10.1177/146195702761692347
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6107

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