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A Standard for the Scholarly Citation of Archaeological Data

Marwick, Ben; Birch, Suzanne E. Pilaar;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Code Ocean
Abstract
How do archaeologists share their research data, if at all? We review what data are, according to current influential definitions, and previous work on the benefits, costs and norms of data sharing in the sciences broadly. To understand data sharing in archaeology, we present the results of three pilot studies: requests for data by email; review of data availability in published articles, and analysis of archaeological datasets deposited in repositories. We find that archaeologists are often willing to share, but discipline-wide sharing is patchy and ad hoc. Legislation and mandates are effective at increasing data-sharing, but editorial policies at journals lac...
Subjects
free text keywords: Capsule, Social Sciences, archaeology, data-sharing
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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