The advent of ubiquitous computing has created a golden age for archaeological researchers and participating publics, but the price is a digital resource that is now in jeopardy.
The archaeological record, in digital form, is at risk not simply from obsolescence and media failure, but the domain is also unable to fully participate in Open Data. Without swift and informed consensus and intervention, archaeology will lose the majority of its research data legacy and capacity to a digital Dark Age. This special issue of Internet Archaeology sets out to establish the level of stewardship of archaeological data across several countries.
Read online here: Digital Archiving in Archaeology: The State of the Art. Introduction. Internet Archaeology 58. (intarch.ac.uk)
Source: Internet Archaeology