Pathways to a Shared European Information Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage

Jonathan Kenny and Julian D. Richards

With a contribution from Stewart Waller


The ARENA project was created to confront issues of data preservation and archiving, dissemination and European information interoperability in archaeology. In achieving these goals the project raised many issues that deserve deeper discussion. This article provides some of this discourse, considering aspects of:

This article sets out to draw together the vital pathways that must all be followed if archaeology and heritage management in Europe is to be served by a suitable network and information infrastrucure. Some of the issues raised here have a resonance in other articles in this ARENA special edition of Internet Archaeology, others are discussed in greater detail elsewhere.

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Jonathan Kenny,
Julian D Richards,
The Archaeology Data Service, Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King's Manor, York, YO1 7EP, United Kingdom.

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