About Open Context


Watch the video for a quick 1 minute introduction! Open Context reviews, edits, annotates, publishes and archives research data and digital documentation. We publish your data and preserve it with leading digital libraries. We take steps beyond archiving to richly annotate and integrate your analyses, maps and media. This links your data to the wider world and broadens the impact of your ideas.

Research Data Management and Publishing Services

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1: Plan and Prepare Data

Open Context editors can help researchers prepare data management plans before a project begins. We also collaborate with researchers to prepare datasets that document field studies (excavations, surveys) and the analyses of collections for publication.

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2: Data Cleaning and Organization

Working with contributors, Open Context editors review and clean datasets, then organize media, documents, and geospatial information with other data.

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3: Annotate with Linked Data Standards

Open Context links data to other research collections on the Web, making data easier to discover, integrate and use with a wider universe of information.

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4: Stable Web Identifiers for Citation

Citation is a key requirement for scholarship. Every record in Open Context has its own stable Web identifier (URI), making it easy to reference and cite very specific items of data.

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5: Digital Archiving

To preserve irreplaceable data, Open Context archives data with the University of California, California Digital Library.

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6: Collaboration with Other Publishers

Because the content we publish is archived and citable, it can work in a larger world of academic publishing. We partner with academic presses to augment and enrich conventional publishing with rich, interoperable, and dynamic datasets and media.

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