What is tDAR?

The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) is an international digital repository for the digital records of archaeological investigations. tDAR’s use, development, and maintenance are governed by Digital Antiquity, an organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of irreplaceable archaeological data and to broadening the access to these data.

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About Digital Antiquity

tDAR operates under the organizational umbrella of Digital Antiquity, a multi-institutional organization that has been explicitly designed to ensure the long-term financial, technical, and social sustainability of tDAR. Digital Antiquity is governed by an independent Board of Directors composed of four members with expertise in finance, law, not-for-profit organization administration, and information technology, plus individuals from the University of ArkansasArizona State University, the Pennsylvania State University, the SRI FoundationWashington State University, and the University of York. Digital Antiquity’s decision-making is supported by a distinguished external Professional Advisory Panel with representatives from all sectors of archaeology and from information science. Digital Antiquity is currently being incubated by Arizona State University. At the end of its initial development, the organization (and tDAR) may be established as a “stand-alone” not-for-profit organization or be incorporated into an appropriate non-profit, such as a professional association.

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Why tDAR?

  • Find & Share Research
  • Preserve & Protect Data
  • Extend Your Classroom
  • Meet Your Legal Obligations

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