Data, Digital Ephemera, and Dead Media: Digital Publishing and Archaeological Practice

Mark Aldenderfer

Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. Phone (805) 893-2516 Fax (805) 893-8707. aldender@sscf.ucsb.edu

Cite this as: M. Aldenderfer 1999'Data, Digital Ephemera, and Dead Media: Digital Publishing and Archaeological Practice', Internet Archaeology 6. http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.6.7

Summary

Archaeology, like so many academic disciplines, is in the midst of a period of dramatic change. One of the major sources of this change is the dramatic development of information technologies and how these impact on scholarly communication, particularly the publishing process. This paper explores some of these issues, and argues that a conservation ethic for data preservation be adopted that is explicitly digital.

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