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CAA 2015 will be held at the University
of Siena from 30 March to 2nd April, 2015.  The project will hold a session under the theme of Semantic, Data modelling, management and integration entitled "Supporting researchers in the use and reuse of archaeological data: following the ARIADNE thread". Read more ... 

See the Events page for further archaeological conferences, workshops and seminars.


TNA Summer school: Design of Archaeological Datasets
The third and final trans-national access training for 2104 took place at CNRS in Pisa between 14-18th July. The goal of this workshop was to help the archaeologists to design semantically rich datasets by providing an understanding of how to represent the concepts and relationships and allow
for semantic interoperabilty by using existing standards such as CIDOC CRM. As with the other two workshops, the attendees were able to apply the newly gained knowledge to their own research work with the support of the teachers.

Services under development 

CNRS will be providing three key ARIADNE services for the publication and viewing of visual data. These services address 3D models, RTI images and high resolution images.


ARIADNE Open Access and Open Data in Archaeology 
Session at EAA 2014

The session, which drew some 30 participants, was divided in three parts which focused on OA journals, OA to documentation of sites, excavations and finds, and Open Data publication,
including Linked Open Data. Read more ...


Ariadne is funded by the European Commission’s
7th Framework Programme

Newsletter Issue 4

Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures for Digital Cultural Heritage Conference, Rome

This event was co-organized in Rome by ARIADNE and MIBACT, the Italian Ministry of Culture, in the framework of the Italian EU Presidency semester. It was hosted at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma on the 13th and 14th November and was a great success with more than 300 registered participants. An ARIADNE workshop was held on the afternoon of the 14th and generated a high level of interest in the project. Read more (press coverage, programme and presentations).

Infrastructure developments

Following the analysis and conclusions from the Stakeholder Survey, task leaders have been busy discussing and specifying the necessary infrastructure that will achieve ARIADNE’s objectives and meet the stakeholders’ needs. The resulting architecture consists of the ARIADNE Portal where end users can perform a number of different types of searches and use a number of services provided by the project and the Registry where datasets, metadata schema. KOSs and mappings (CRM) will be stored. See D12.1 Use Requirements for further information.

2014 Open Access Repository Ranking

he Open Access Repository Ranking (OARR) is an initiative to rank all German open access repositories according to a set of criteria that are summarized in categories. The resulting metric is a synthesis of different schemes and studies that survey and describe open access repositories. It is aimed primarily at repository managers and institutions that host, run or plan to build a repository. With OARR, funders and repository managers will get an overview of the (technical) developments within the open access repository community and researchers are able to identify the open access repository that suits best their needs when looking for a proper place to deposit their publications. 

The widely acknowledged DINI Certificate was established in 2004 to encourage sustainability and ease of access to repositories - OARR is designed to complement the DINI 
Certificate and motivate repository operators to improve their service. The Berlin School of Library and Information Science of the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin believe that a ranking is the best way to credit the effort of their painstaking colleagues and to make them visible as role models and best practice. The OARR team would like to extend the ranking, eventually making it global and would like to hear from interested parties who are interested in co-operating with them. 
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