Reuse remix recycle: repurposing archaeological digital data

Huggett, J. (2018) Reuse remix recycle: repurposing archaeological digital data. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 6(2), pp. 93-104. (doi:10.1017/aap.2018.1)

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Abstract

Preservation of digital data is predicated on the expectation of its reuse, yet that expectation has never been examined within archaeology. While we have extensive digital archives equipped to share data, evidence of reuse seems paradoxically limited. Most archaeological discussions have focused on data management and preservation and on disciplinary practices surrounding archiving and sharing data. This article addresses the reuse side of the data equation through a series of linked questions: What is the evidence for reuse, what constitutes reuse, what are the motivations for reuse, and what makes some data more suitable for reuse than others? It concludes by posing a series of questions aimed at better understanding our digital engagement with archaeological data.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Huggett, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Huggett, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Advances in Archaeological Practice
Publisher:Society for American Archaeology
ISSN:2326-3768
ISSN (Online):2326-3768
Published Online:01 March 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Society for American Archaeology
First Published:First published in Advances in Archaeological Practice 6(2):93-104
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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