Objective

To identify the practical and technical issues surrounding the creation of an appropriate repository for archaeological data. This will range from understanding hardware and software options
for those wishing to initiate a repository in their country, management structures, and the training of archivists. It will identify existing best practice, changing future needs, and pragmatic technical and structural solutions.

Tasks

  • Survey of current hardware and software options for archiving archaeological data
  • Organise exploratory workshop on practical issues around repository creation
  • Organise discussion workshop on repository implementation
  • Create practical materials for workshops organised by WG1
  • Create open access publication on experiences of new and emerging archives