Editorial: Archaeology and information research

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Information Research, Volume 24, Number 2 (2019)

URL:

http://www.informationr.net/ir/24-2/ArchaeolEditorial.html

Keywords:

archaeology, information science

Abstract:

The aim of this special issue is to highlight the interdisciplinary nexus in a series of papers that explore and investigate the intersections of archaeologies and the different areas of information research. The archaeologies both in this special issue and more broadly can be envisioned to include archaeology proper, media archaeology, the archaeology of knowledge and other archaeological approaches, whereas information research includes, library, museum and archival studies, as well as other relevant disciplines.

Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.

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CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) investigates what information about the creation and use of research data that is paradata) is needed and how to capture enough of that information to make the data reusable in the future. 

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