Data Management Planning and Online Resources for Archaeology Workshop

The ARIADNE project sponsored a free workshop on Data Management Planning and Online Resources for Archaeology held just prior to the start of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) annual conference in Plzeň, Czech Republic on Wednesday 4 September from 10:00 - 13:00 on the main campus of the University of West Bohemia.

This workshop aimed to introduced archaeological researchers to strategies for effective data management and planning, alongside a tour of some of the online data resources available to researchers, particularly through the new EC Infrastructures ARIADNE project.

Surveys indicate that across all disciplines currently only 6-8% of researchers make data openly available. Reasons include a perceived lack of academic reward for data sharing, and concerns that data might be misused or misinterpreted. Yet the obstacles can be overcome and benefits gained through tackling critical requirements and adopting good practices of data publication. 

This topic will be outlined by Guntram Geser from Salzburg Research, Austria, followed by a session featuring perspectives from representatives of the Swedish National Data Service (SND), Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in The Netherlands, and the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) in the UK. The second session will include presentations by the three ARIADNE partners providing online access to their data: the ADS, ARACHNE at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), and Fasti Online at the International Association of Classical Archaeology (AIAC). These organisations will showcase the data they have available and discuss how researchers use it, also illustrating the benefit to archaeologists of making data openly available.

View presentations from the workshop


10.00 Welcome and introduction to the ARIADNE project: Julian Richards, ADS

10.10 How to overcome obstacles to data publication: Issues, requirements, and good practices: Guntram Geser, SRFG

Data Management Planning

10.30 Data management planning – what it is and how to do it: Ulf Jakobsson, SND

10.50 Data management and the online e-depot for Dutch Archaeology at DANS: Hella Hollander, DANS

11.10 Online resources for data management planning: Julian Richards, ADS

11.30 Break

ARIADNE: Examples of Archaeological Data Online

12.00 Archaeology Data Service (ADS), UK: Holly Wright

12.20 ARACHNE at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI): Ruth Beusing and Marlene Scholtz

12.40 Fasti Online at the International Association of Classical Archaeology (AIAC): Jessica Ogden.

13:00: Close

The presentations from the workshop are now available.

Registration has now closed.