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Title:Comparing Digital Archaeological Repositories: tDAR Versus Open Context
Author(s):Sheehan, Beth
Subject(s):archaeology data
data repository comparison
online data repositories
Open Context
The Digital Archaeological Record
Abstract:In the last decade, two online archaeology data repositories, Digital Antiquity’s The Digital Archeological Record (tDAR) and the Alexandria Archive Institute’s (AAI) Open Context, have emerged in the United States as key players in the development of technology and web platforms for preservation and public online access to archaeological research data. The need for these services has intensified since 2011, in the wake of U.S. federal open access mandates and funding agency data management plan requirements for grant applications. Through a comparison of selected features of tDAR and Open Context, this paper highlights similarities and key differences in their designs, data management policies and practices, and provides guidance to subject specialist librarians and others who advise archaeological researchers about how these differences can impact the suitability of each repository for specific data characteristics.
Issue Date:2015-12-03
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
Citation Info:Post-Print (final draft post-refereeing): Sheehan, Beth. 2015. Comparing Digital Archaeological Repositories: tDAR Versus Open Context, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 34:4, 173-213.
Rights Information:This is an electronic version of the post-print final draft of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian with license by Taylor & Francis. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is available online at: .
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-12-15

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