Come hear Eric Kansa discuss Open Context, an open access data publishing venue for archaeology that represents the changing nature of scholarly communications. By emphasizing “data sharing as publishing,” peer-review, linked open data, and distributed systems, Open Context attempts to meet emerging research needs and contribute to the development of a more resilient information ecosystem capable of adapting to a changing research environment.
Organized by the Digital Futures Consortium, this is the inaugural presentation in a new series devoted to digital scholarship.
Dr. Eric Kansa is the Program Director for Open Context. He manages Open Context research and development, and technical aspects of data publishing and archiving, including systems interoperability, data integration, and indexing. Dr. Kansa holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology, and archeological field experience in the Near East, Egypt, Italy and North America. His research interests explore research data informatics, research data policy, ethics, and professional context of the digital humanities. He blogs at Heritage Bytes, and is on Twitter @ekansa