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Title:Contexts, Connections, and Clovis: Opportunities for Collaboration Between Information Scientists and Archaeologists
Author(s):Williams, Justin; Williams, Rachel
Subject(s):data management
Abstract:Our poster discusses the potential for collaboration between information scientists and archaeologists. In particular, this poster uses a case study of Clovis spear points to illustrate the importance of collaboration between the two disciplines in order to better understand the management of archaeological data. These artifacts are rare and are curated at widespread utilities across North America. We argue that the focus of collaboration between information scientists and archaeologists should be shifted from field methods to understanding data management practices along with digital metadata acquisition and maintenance. Research in this area should also focus on understanding the innovative data creation and curation approaches archaeologists taken given time and resource constraints. In addition, we will also use the preliminary results of a survey of archaeologists’ research data management practices to help support the potential avenues for collaboration. While the Clovis dataset is informative, many other archaeological datasets could benefit from the attention of information scientists.
Issue Date:2018
Series/Report:iConference 2018 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 is held by Justin Williams, Rachel Williams. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-12

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