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Developing Open Context requires research and development in a host of issues relating to informatics, technology, theory, research policy, and research ethics. This page lists publications that help document our efforts and our research contributions in these areas of scholarship.

Publications about Open Context

  • Kansa, Eric C., and Sarah Whitcher Kansa. (2022). Promoting data quality and reuse in archaeology through collaborative identifier practices. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 119(43): e2109313118. [Published Version (Open Access)]
  • Kansa, Eric C. (2022) "On Infrastructure, Accountability, and Governance in Digital Archaeology." Critical Archaeology in the Digital Age, Proceedings of the 12th IEMA Visiting Scholar's Conference, Buffalo, NY, USA, 6–7 April 2019., edited by Kevin Garstki. Los Angeles: UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, pp 141-152. [Open Access]
  • Kansa, Eric, and Sarah Whitcher Kansa. (2021). Digital data and data literacy in archaeology now and in the new decade. Advances in Archaeological Practice 9(1): 81-85. [Published Version] [Version of Record (Open Access)]
  • Kansa, Eric C., Sarah Whitcher Kansa, David G. Anderson, Joshua J. Wells, Kelsey Noack Myers, and Stephen Yerka. (2021) "Access to Government Information and Inclusive Stewardship of North America's Archaeological Heritage." Digital Mapping and Indigenous America., edited by Janet Berry Hess. New York: Routledge, pp 121-138. [Open Access] [Edited volume]
  • Kansa, Sarah W., Levent Atici, Eric C. Kansa, and Richard H. Meadow. (2020). Archaeological analysis in the information age: Guidelines for maximizing the reach, comprehensiveness, and longevity of data. Advances in Archaeological Practice 8(1): 40-52. [Published Version] [Version of Record (Open Access)]
  • Garstki, Kevin, Derek B. Counts, Erin Walcek Averett, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, and Eric C. Kansa. (2020). A Square Peg in a Round Hole: Rethinking Archaeological Publication. Near Eastern Archaeology 83(4): 264-269. [Published Version]
  • Sarah W. Kansa and Eric C. Kansa. (2018). Data Beyond the Archive in Digital Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice 6(2): 89-92. [Published Version] [Version of Record (Open Access)]
  • Eric C. Kansa, Sarah W. Kansa, Josh J. Wells, Stephen J. Yerka, Kelsey N. Myers, Robert C. DeMuth, Thaddeus G. Bissett and David G. Anderson. (2018). The Digital Index of North American Archaeology: networking government data to navigate an uncertain future for the past. Antiquity 92(362): 490-506. [Published Version] [Author Preprint (Open Access)]
  • David G. Anderson, Thaddeus G. Bissett, Stephen J. Yerka, Joshua J. Wells, Eric C. Kansa, Sarah W. Kansa, Kelsey Noack Myers, R. Carl DeMuth, Devin A. White. (2017). Sea-level rise and archaeological site destruction: An example from the southeastern United States using DINAA (Digital Index of North American Archaeology). PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188142. [Open Access]
  • Kansa, Eric C. (2016) "Click Here to Save the Past" In Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology, edited by Erin Walcek Averett, Jody Michael Gordon, and Derek B. Counts, 443-472. Grand Forks, ND: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. [Published Version (Open Access)] [Archived (Digital Repository)] [Draft]
  • Buccellati, Federico, and Kansa, Eric. (2016). The value of energetic analysis in architecture as an example for data sharing. Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 3(3), 91 - 97. [Published Version] [Open Access (Preprint)]
  • Kansa, Sarah Whitcher and Kansa, Eric C. (2015) "Reflections on a Road Less Traveled: Alt-Ac Archaeology." Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology & Heritage Studies 3(3): 293-298. [Article] [DOI] [Open Access Preprint]
  • Kansa, Eric (2015) "Contextualizing Digital Data as Scholarship in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology." CHS Research Bulletin 3(2). [Article (Open Access)] [URN]
  • Arbuckle BS, Kansa SW, Kansa E, Orton D, Çakırlar C, Gourichon L, Atici L, Galik A, Marciniak A, Mulville J, Buitenhuis H, Carruthers D, De Cupere B, Demirergi A, Frame S, Helmer D, Martin L, Peters J, Pöllath N, Pawłowska K, Russell N, Twiss K and Würtenberger D (2014) Data Sharing Reveals Complexity in the Westward Spread of Domestic Animals across Neolithic Turkey. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99845. [Article (Open Access)] [DOI]
  • Kansa EC, Kansa SW and Arbuckle B (2014) Publishing and Pushing: Mixing Models for Communicating Research Data in Archaeology. International Journal of Digital Curation 9(1): 57–70. [Article (Open Access)] [DOI]
  • Wells JJ, Kansa EC, Kansa SW, Yerka SJ, Anderson DG, Bissett TG, Myers KN and DeMuth RC (2014) Web-based discovery and integration of archaeological historic properties inventory data: The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA). Literary and Linguist Computing fqu028. [Article] [DOI] [Open Access Preprint]
  • Atici, Levent., Sarah Kansa, Justin Lev-Tov, and Eric Kansa (2013) Other People's Data: A Demonstration of the Imperative of Publishing Primary Data. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 1(3): 1-19. [Article] [DOI] [Open Access Preprint]
  • Faniel, Ixchel, Eric Kansa, Sarah Whitcher Kansa,Julianna Barrera-Gomez, and Elizabeth Yakel. (2013) "The Challenges of Digging Data: A Study of Context in Archaeological Data Reuse." JCDL 2013 Proceedings of the 13th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 295-304. New York, NY: ACM [Article] [Open Access Preprint] [DOI]
  • Kansa, Eric C., and Sarah Whitcher Kansa. (2013) We All Know That a 14 Is a Sheep: Data Publication and Professionalism in Archaeological Communication Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 1(1):88–97 [Article] [Open Access Preprint]
  • Kansa, Eric (2012) Openness and archaeology's information ecosystem. World Archaeology 44(4): 498-520. [Article] [Open Access Preprint] [DOI]
  • Matei, Sorin Adam., Eric Kansa, and Nicholas Rauh (2011) The Visible Past / Open Context Loosely Coupled Model for Digital Humanities Ubiquitous Collaboration and Publishing: Collaborating Across Print, Mobile, and Online Media. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies 1(3): 33-48. [Article] [Issue]
  • Kansa, Eric C. and Sarah Whitcher Kansa (2011) Towards a Do-it-yourself Cyberinfrastructure: Open Data, Incentives, and Reducing Costs and Complexities of Data Sharing. In Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration, pp. 57-91, edited by E.C. Kansa, S.W. Kansa, and E. Watrall. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press: Los Angeles, CA. [Chapter] [WorldCat]
  • Kansa, Sarah Whitcher and Eric C. Kansa. (2011) Beyond BoneCommons: Recent Developments in Zooarchaeological Data Sharing. The SAA Archaeological Record 11(1): 26-29. [Article] [Issue]
  • Kansa, Eric C. (2010) Open Context in Context: Cyberinfrastructure and Distributed Approaches to Publish and Preserve Archaeological Data. SAA Archaeological Record 10(5):12-16. [Issue]
  • Kansa, Eric C., Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Margie M. Burton, and Cindy Stankowski. (2010) Googling the Grey: Open Data, Web Services, and Semantics. Archaeologies, Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 6(2):301-326. [Article] [DOI]
  • Kansa, Eric C., Sarah Whitcher Kansa (2010) Publishing Data in Open Context: Methods and Perspectives. CSA Newsletter. Vol. XXIII, No. 2 (September 2010). Bryn Mawr: Center for the Study of Architecture. [Article]
  • Kansa, Eric C. and Ahrash Bissell (2010) Web Syndication Approaches for Sharing Primary Data in "Small Science" Domains. Data Science Journal 9:42-53 [Article] [DOI] [Issue]
  • Kansa, Eric C. and Sarah Whitcher Kansa. (2010) “Mashable” heritage: formats, licenses and the allure of openness. Heritage in the Digital Era, edited by Marinos Ioannides. London: Multi-Science Publishers, pp 105-112. [Amazon] [WorldCat]
  • Kansa, Eric C. (2009) Indigenous Heritage and the Digital Commons. In Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia Pacific Region, edited by Christoph Antons. Kluwer Law International: Alphen aan den Rijn, pp.219-244. [Amazon] [WorldCat]
  • Kansa, Eric C. (2009) Opening Archaeology to Mash-ups: Field Data and an Incremental Approach to Semantics. In Digital Heritage in the New Knowledge Environment: Shared spaces & open paths to cultural content (Conference Proceedings), edited by Metaxia Tsipopoulou. Hellenic Ministry of Culture: Athens, Greece. [WorldCat]
  • Kansa, Sarah Whitcher and Eric C. Kansa (2009) Yes, it is all about you: User needs, archaeology and digital data. CSA Newsletter. Vol. XXII, No. 1 (April 2009). Bryn Mawr: Center for the Study of Architecture. [Article]
  • Kansa, Eric C and Sarah Whitcher (2009) Open Context: Developing Common Solutions for Data Sharing. CSA Newsletter. Vol. XXI, No. 3 (January 2009). Bryn Mawr: Center for the Study of Architecture. [Article]
  • Kansa, Sarah Whitcher and Eric C Kansa (2007) Open Content in Open Context. Educational Technology Magazine. Vol. XLVII. (Nov-Dec 2007):26-31. [Article] [Issue]
  • Kansa, Sarah Whitcher, Eric C Kansa and Jason M Schultz (2007) An Open Context for Near Eastern Archaeology. Near Eastern Archaeology 70(4): 187-193. [Article (Open Access)] [JSTOR] [Issue]
  • Kansa, E., and S. Whitcher Kansa (2007) Open Context: Collaborative Data Publication to Bridge Field Research and Museum Collections. International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM07): Proceedings, edited by J. Trant and D. Bearman. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. 2007. Published September 30, 2007. [Article]
  • Kansa, Eric C (2007) An Open Context for Small-scale Field Science Data. Proceedings of the International Association of Technical University Libraries Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden. [Abstract]
  • Kansa, Eric C (2007) Publishing Primary Data on the World Wide Web: and an Open Future for the Past. Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology, 2(1):1-11. [Article]
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