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Yearly Archives: 2011

Introducing three New Investigation Types

Digital Antiquity has added three new investigation types to tDAR’s record entry page. The inclusion of the new investigation types was done in response to the requests of users and in an attempt to make the metadata more reflective of document contents.  The three new investigation types are: Remote Sensing: Investigations that involve the use […]

tDAR Software Update (Fluvial)

Regular updates to the tDAR software comprise an integral part of Digital Antiquity’s commitment to digital archaeological data preservation. The Fluvial release of tDAR (Fall 2011) includes the following primary components: Collections: A new way to organize and display resources. Collections can be stacked or nested to allow you to organize resources. You can add […]

CLIR Report on Digital Classics Highlights Digital Antiquity, ADS, Open Context

CLIR (the Council on Library and Information Resources) recently released a comprehensive report, “Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classics, which covers various issues in the technology and overall status of digital classics research. Authored by Alison Babeu, the report’s archaeology section features the work of Digital Antiquity and tDAR, as […]

Reports in Digital Archaeology: a Digital Antiquity Publication Series

Digital Antiquity announces Reports in Digital Archaeology, a series devoted to issues related to archaeological information, including: research and practice in digital archiving of archaeological materials, policy and other challenges facing the preservation of archaeological results, advanced uses of tDAR, research projects funded by the DA-tDAR Grants Program, and major data accessions or partnerships. The Reports […]

National Archeological Database Added to tDAR

Digital Antiquity is proud to announce that the entire National Archeological Database (NADB) has been ingested to tDAR. Staff spent months working to enhance the database in order to render the contents more useful and improve their discovery within tDAR. Keywords and other NADB metadata were amended and standardized, while citations were expanded to include […]

Digital Antiquity Presents tDAR at Digital Humanities 2011

On June 22, 2011, Director of Technology Adam Brin presented some of the new tools being developed to promote ongoing research using tDAR’s integration engine at Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities is the annual conference sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), which this year was held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. […]

tDAR Software Update (Eolian)

Regular updates to the tDAR software comprise an integral part of Digital Antiquity’s commitment to digital archaeological data preservation. The Eolian release of tDAR (late Spring/early Summer 2011) includes new resource types and powerful tools, significant improvements to file upload and management, and a focus on increasing usability. The update includes the following primary components: […]

Digital Antiquity Partners with WSU on Dolores Archaeological Program Ingest

As part of its mission to ensure long-term preservation of and access to digital archaeological data, Digital Antiquity has partnered with Washington State University through principal investigator Dr. Timothy Kohler to add the records of the Dolores Archaeological Program (DAP) to tDAR.  This project is supported by the Bureau of Reclamation, which sponsored the original […]

tDAR Website Updates

The tDAR website has been updated to reflect new information and software improvements available to users. Most of these updates are in the Features and Why Use tDAR pages.  The new information highlights the varied functionality of tDAR, as well as its ease of use. Additionally, the revised pages reflect a more streamlined communication paradigm, […]

Digital Antiquity tDAR Workshops

In 2011, Digital Antiquity is hosting a series of workshops to discuss issues and topics related to archaeological information management.  Our organization has as its dual mission improving the ease with which archaeological information can be accessed, as well as ensuring its long-term preservation.  With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the assistance […]

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