Richards, J.D. (2002) Digital preservation and access. European Journal of Archaeology, 5 (3). pp. 343-67. ISSN 1461-9571Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications (UK and US)|