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Please can I call for conference presentation abstracts for the following conference session, which I will be co-organising at this year’s European Archaeological Association conference in Barcelona?
Fishing for Knowledge in a Sea of Data #498
With the increasing move towards Open Data and Open Access for outputs of archaeological research, we need also to develop mechanisms for supporting and improving synthesis, knowledge management, and knowledge transfer of cultural heritage information, for the right audiences, through developing better ways of data sharing along with promotion of useful information standards for heritage information.
This discussion session will explore what are the major shared challenges to overcome, such as potential skills gaps for decision makers, or staff and researchers with limited opportunities to acquire or update technical knowledge along with finding better ways to make the data that we record and keep in digital archives re-useable.
The EAC 2014 Amersfoort Agenda (https://www.europae-archaeologiae-consilium.org/eac-occasional-papers) set out 3 key areas for research and related activities using digital technologies and associated methods:
• Use emerging digital technologies to share, connect and provide access to archaeological information; this will require improved collaboration and the development of (and participation in) European networks.
• Encourage cooperation with other disciplines and share data in order to create a shared benefit.
• Aim for the greatest possible access to digital archaeological resources for various user groups and exploit digital databases to their full potential, including uses for the greater public.
The session will comprise short presentations addressing aspects of these 3 key themes, and seek to draw together in discussions those people, from various backgrounds in digital cultural heritage and archaeological research institutions, interested in developing greater cooperation across Europe on ways to address these issues.
Theories and methods in archaeological sciences
Session with papers of six minutes and six slides
Session abstracts can only be submitted via the conference website at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2018 Please contact [log in to unmask] with any queries on the submission process.
Name: Mr Lee, Edmund
HE - Historic England
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synthesis, data sharing, knowledge management.