söndag 3 juli 2016

Archaeological Information in the Digital Society - The Conference 2016

There are many challenges pertaining to the making, documentation, management, use and theorising of digital archaeological information. ARKDIS-project organised a two conference in Uppsala June 30-July, 2016 on archaeological information in the digital society. The conference was at the same time the third Centre for Digital Heritage annual meeting and gathered an engaged group of 40 participants from around the world to discuss different aspects of archaeological information and digital heritage. Conference featured four keynotes by Dr. Michael Olsson (UTS), Dr. Åsa Berggren (Sydsvensk arkeologi), Dr. Kari Uotila (Muuritutkimus) and Prof. Julian Richards (University of York) and two full days of presentations from heritage scholars and specialists. The conference was concluded by a field trip to Gamla Uppsala on July 2.

The programme of the conference and the ARKDIS conference webpage are online to consult together with a probably somewhat non-exhaustive log of tweets (without retweets) from the conference.

6/30/2016 0:00:09Conference website and programme here https://t.co/GnDqW8q5Uy Today l relax. Tomorrow I speak! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 0:39:13.@ihuvila giving opening address and background to conference #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 0:48:38First up - Keynote by Michael Olsson (Sydney) on field arch as embodied social practice https://t.co/bfZUfAnCfS #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 0:57:15Olsson looking at archaeologists as community. Acad vs field practice, theory vs practice #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 0:58:54Most knowledge needed by archs is invisible in literature. Tacit and implicit #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 0:59:51Olsson: ‘information has a role in defining who we are’ #arkdis16Gary Brannan
6/30/2016 1:00:08Olsson: passion to which archaeologists hold to their identity disappears in the published literature #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:02:10Olsson: Never ask an English and a Scottish archaeologist to define Iron Age in same conversation #ARKDIS16 - metaphor for #brexit outcome?Julian D Richards
6/30/2016 1:03:15Olsson: used ethnographic approach on site, but never pretended he was't there! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:06:06Interesting potential comparison here about the decisions taken in archaeological finds and appraisal #arkdis16Gary Brannan
6/30/2016 1:06:12Olsson: key moment in arch practice is whether something goes in the finds tray or on the spot heap! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:07:53Olsson: objects can be documents too and so this decision point is crucial #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:11:54Olsson: decisions are invested in expertise of team members - but this is not 'documented' in the traditional sense #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:16:09Olsson: haptic (hands on) analysis important eg. Knowing a tool from picking it up #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:17:17Some of this reminds me of this article about excavation photography https://t.co/butDvceo5w #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:25:24Olsson: archaeology as apprenticeship. An Internalised socialised discipline #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:28:49Olsson: investigated why everyone still draws. It's about 'knowing your trench'. A cognitive socio practice #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:33:03Interesting similarity: archaeology and influence and excitement of Time Team and archives and WDYTYA. #arkdis16Gary Brannan
6/30/2016 1:33:38Olsson: analysing how sites are represent. Passion and excitement of arch is stripped from formal reports #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 1:34:04Olsson: "We are missing portals that unite these different stories" that link the research and the stories #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 2:06:39Now @nicolo_dellunto on 3D simulation platforms and arch interpretation #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 2:09:28Dell'Unto: overproduction of 3D data, but has it changed #archaeology #arkdis16Isto Huvila
6/30/2016 2:12:09.@nicolo_dellunto 3D models. Great for presentation but less the research tool they were lauded to be #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 2:18:49.@nicolo_dellunto reflexive on site usage of 3D models at Çatalhöyük #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 2:24:54Great example by @nicolo_dellunto of usefulness of 3D model on site to retrieve info from previous season to aid interpretation #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 2:30:43.@nicolo_dellunto Volumetrics is the next challenge for 3D archaeology - and also the relationship with density of finds? #ARKDIS16Julian D Richards
6/30/2016 2:35:24Marta Bura, UniWarsaw on digitisation of the pyramid of Fahrenheid, Poland #arkdis16Isto Huvila
6/30/2016 2:35:55Next up Marta Bura (Warsaw) on Digital Pyramid of Fahrenheid #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 2:39:15Bura: pyramid is a family mausoleum in NE Poland. Team used laser scanning and other non-invasive techniques to study structure #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 2:39:26ARKDIS始まりました。まずはOlsson先生の考古学研究者の研究。発掘調査者への民族学的な調査、報告書と他媒体(TimeTeam!)、徒弟制的な技術修得、何故記録をするのかの分析など。面白い。#arkdis16 https://t.co/Q7zVE9ZW36あかねだ
6/30/2016 2:48:47続いてDell'Untoさんの発表に圧倒されたなう。SfMからのデータを現場でタブレット使って図面を作成。なんだこれどうやるんだ!? #arkdis16あかねだ
6/30/2016 3:02:423D scan lab is on Facebook at https://t.co/QJcOa6qizx #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:00:55お次はGPRネタ入りですよ。ワクワク。 #arkdis16 https://t.co/z5XEcGKbEgあかねだ
6/30/2016 4:03:06Now it's @UllaMR on Stockholm Volterra project https://t.co/cKHHkCYusk #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:25:53Plans to use 3D hop (as used by IA and ADS) to present models online @3DHOP #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:31:26@gbrannanarchive @UoYBorthwick introducing Archbishop's Registers project - another @cdhyork partner #ARKDIS16Julian D Richards
6/30/2016 4:33:26Now it's York colleague @gbrannanarchive on digitising the registers of the Archbishops of York https://t.co/Z4ZvD5vZhh #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:35:34Search the archive here! Huge amount of work https://t.co/4a3EIHYnc6 #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:37:54Project using IIIF https://t.co/YIqdPMFgQb for deep zooming of images #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:39:09Darn @gbrannanarchive I missed that great mountain / indexer quote. Can you repeat?! :-) #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:57:28Brannan: Registers also contain huge amount of info for many disciplines as well as archaeologists and historians/genealogists #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 4:57:46RT @IntarchEditor: Search the archive here! Huge amount of work https://t.co/4a3EIHYnc6 #arkdis16Isto Huvila
6/30/2016 5:02:15@gbrannanarchive Balancing btw finding a #crowd & keeping hi scholarly qual in digirepo w handwritten materials req spec skills #arkdis16Isto Huvila
6/30/2016 5:03:19Now Sander Munster (Dresden) on building a wiki resource on visual research methodologies in visual humanities #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 5:12:38Sander Münster w a more practical exercise on data gathering for a wiki resource #arkdis16Isto Huvila
6/30/2016 5:58:19Beautiful fossils in the steps at the Geijersalen @uppsalauni #arkdis16 https://t.co/KZqoXyTTusInternet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:02:11Now up Maureen Hennininger (Sydney) on metadata challenges for archaeological repositories and museums #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:03:27.@maureenh1 talking about metadata challenges for repositories #arkdis16 - based on Ness of Brodgar case studies - NLP of dig diariesJulian D Richards
6/30/2016 6:03:46Hennininger: carried out NLP on dig diaries on Mud to Museum project #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:08:34@maureenh1 talks about the metadata challenges for archaeology #arkdis16 #fassuts #fass https://t.co/cVuJT5yLSgMichael Olsson
6/30/2016 6:13:15Henninger: fieldwork recording terms discovered to be problematic for subsequent use e.g repositories #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:14:12Henninger: how much use of ontologies actually happens on site? #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:18:38Henninger: now referencing metadata standards as used by STELLAR and STAR projects @ADS_Update and @OpenContext #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:18:39.@maureenh1 References @ADS_Update / USW Seneschal and Stellar projects #ARKDIS16Julian D Richards
6/30/2016 6:28:28Maureen Henninger: job of information manager is to say "yes, but..." when working with professionals #arkdis16 #informationmanagemnt #kmIsto Huvila
6/30/2016 6:30:00Henninger: urges document specialists/ info manager as one of the team of specialists on site. But lack of resources an issue #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:31:14Now Carlotta Capurro/Anders Hast on the role of the curator of digital assets in designing digital strategies #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:32:02Charlotte Capurro & Anders Hast on digital curatorship #arkdis16Isto Huvila
6/30/2016 6:32:10#arkdis16 https://t.co/kRowiMjgKwInternet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:34:16Capurro: highlights the specialist knowledge required of digital curators. So, be grateful for @ADS_Update everybody (my words!) #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:39:55Capurro: many of those sharing data on Europeana does not point their users to it from their websites!#arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 6:42:58Capurro: calls for more active presence on sharing platforms by institutions #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 7:00:40Ulf Jakobsson (SNDS) introducing @Ariadne_Network portal #ARKDIS16Julian D Richards
6/30/2016 7:01:10Last speaker today Ulf Jakobsson from the Swedish National Data Service on the great work of @Ariadne_Network #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 7:02:44Visit the portal here: https://t.co/BnMRho8ydc #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 7:02:48Ulf Jakobsson from SND talks about Ariadne portal @Ariadne_Network at #arkdis16Isto Huvila
6/30/2016 7:07:24Will be open for additional content from December 2016 #ARKDIS16 https://t.co/w9ozeiYp4DJulian D Richards
6/30/2016 7:07:30Internet Archaeology content is in there #GottaLoveMetadata #arkdis16 :-) https://t.co/AEOywcGoOoInternet Archaeology
6/30/2016 7:24:41Gotta say, archaeologists are way ahead of us in terms of standards and open/linked data. #arkdis16Gary Brannan
6/30/2016 7:40:59Final keynote speaker today: Asa Berggren on documentation and interpretation at Çatalhöyük #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 8:01:47Berggren: methods since 2012 seen shift to digital #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 8:09:15Berggren: Scalelessness of digital recording creates a different sense of space #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 8:10:44Berggren: Tablets have changed practice. Direct digital recording using onsite intranet #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
6/30/2016 8:13:22Berggren: biggest change was move to tasks previously done in lab to being carried out onsite #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 0:25:07#arkdis16 day 2 soon to start. 1st keynote is Kari Uotila on Finnish digital archaeology 1995-2015Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 0:36:59Second day of #arkdis16 starts with a keynote by Kari Uotila, Finland https://t.co/yc8sgxYr4UIsto Huvila
7/1/2016 0:39:53Insights into development of contract archaeology in Finland from Kari Uotila. Buildings archaeology better integrated than in UK #ARKDIS16Julian D Richards
7/1/2016 0:47:02RT @Julian62523002: Insights into development of contract archaeology in Finland from Kari Uotila. Buildings archaeology better integrated…Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 0:47:23Uotila: laser scanning replacing drawing. Challenges yesterday's point where only thro' drawing do you know your trench #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 0:48:31We’re back here at #arkdis16. Quite an archaeology-heavy presentation first up but if we get anything you guys might be interest will tweetGary Brannan
7/1/2016 1:31:36Next speaker Bodil Petersson on Digitally Enhanced Museum Communication #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 1:34:27Bodil Petersson talks about Digitally enhanced museum communication #arkdis16 https://t.co/mgZRY79t4hMichael Olsson
7/1/2016 1:35:39Petersson is studying presentation and display in museums. Does digital change the stories we tell about the past? #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 1:44:44Petersson: one exhibition combined art & archaeology. The body and the senses activated. Digital data derived from arch doc #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 1:46:37Bodil Petersson talks embodiment in the museum! #arkdis16 https://t.co/3C9ilUQQRiMichael Olsson
7/1/2016 1:47:57Petersson: exhibition at Österlens museum combined art & archaeology, bodily experiences #arkdis16 https://t.co/4VqjLrUV9fIsto Huvila
7/1/2016 1:49:22Petersson: Moesgaard Museum emphasis on animations AND artefacts, combatting problem of digital sometimes overshadowing finds #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 1:51:15Virtual tactility in the museum! #arkdis16 https://t.co/MM3mt41ku0Michael Olsson
7/1/2016 1:51:40#arkdis16 https://t.co/LQM4LikVvVGary Brannan
7/1/2016 1:52:02Petersson: #participation not #interaction at @MuseumMoesgaard #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 1:55:34Petersson: "not so much blood" in the Medieval massacre exhibition of the Swedish History Museum #arkdis16 https://t.co/wD5Ux19yPkIsto Huvila
7/1/2016 1:56:02Petersson: development of displays have moved from objects to storytelling, but real interactivity still lacking. #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 1:56:30RT @IntarchEditor: Petersson: development of displays have moved from objects to storytelling, but real interactivity still lacking. #arkdi…Michael Olsson
7/1/2016 1:57:23Petersson: #interactivity in #museum #arkdis16 https://t.co/VGL8FGAD1iIsto Huvila
7/1/2016 1:57:42Petersson: new digital museum landscape is personalised but not interactive #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 2:05:09How do you define interactivity. Is it an individual competing tasks or something more inclusive? #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 2:06:48Now Duncan Hay (UCL) on Writing East London's Histories - using interactive map #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 2:06:54@MichaelOlsson7 calls for a broader def of #interaction in #museum contexts than one pertaining to individuals/tasks cf #LIS #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 2:16:39Find out more about the project here https://t.co/JRyUXyCvzj #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 2:23:10Nice split between tabs for ‘research’ and ‘memories’ - can signpost to source, maybe reliability? #arkdis16Gary Brannan
7/1/2016 2:27:23#arkdis16 https://t.co/6GZub4XyGjGary Brannan
7/1/2016 2:32:55Next Daniel Lowenborg on Augmented History in Gamla Uppsala. Launching soon! See https://t.co/dLBobL5ZOw #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 2:37:43Daniel Löwenborg https://t.co/dbojTF0b3q on augmented history in Gamla Uppsala #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 2:41:34Found this last night and, gotta say, I’m a bit obsessed with this now https://t.co/i5a731IHP2 #arkdis16Gary Brannan
7/1/2016 2:42:37Use of games designer in making interpretive reconstructions. Which is a good idea as damn, they look good and in grammar of users #arkdis16Gary Brannan
7/1/2016 2:51:28Here's the example we were just shown - looks so much better with people in #arkdis16 https://t.co/EuTU7f4J4XGary Brannan
7/1/2016 4:27:32Now Goran Gruber on Contract archaeology and social media. Tweets will then diminish as it'll be me after that! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 4:35:17GGruber: Swedish development-led archaeology is supposed to become more communicative according to national guidelines #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 4:42:04Gruber: Motala project is on Facebook here https://t.co/kfq4hHrKF6 #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 4:48:08Gruber: joke about find became big news. Loss of control of archaeological narrative #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 4:50:28But seriously, kids #arkdis16 https://t.co/IN6sIAyfoZGary Brannan
7/1/2016 4:52:24Gruber: social media highlights questions of how narratives are created and how past is used in meaningful ways #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 4:56:24More about #participation & #archaeology by Arnberg & Gruber in https://t.co/ZO9cSsuk3K #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 5:00:41At #ARKDIS16 https://t.co/7R5o9RrAE1Julian D Richards
7/1/2016 5:01:33Now @IntarchEditor on Internet Archaeology #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 5:18:05Internet Archaeology has combined diff funding models and moved from being project funded to subscriptions, hybrid and APC funded #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 5:20:25@IntarchEditor doubts whether all niche journals have a sustainable infrastructure and urges to use Internet Arch which has it! #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 5:28:00@IntarchEditor at #arkdis16 : what Internet Archaeology is all about https://t.co/sw0LsM3mpAIsto Huvila
7/1/2016 6:05:04Last session now and its the lovely Bodil Petersson on digital do-production #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:15:20Firat Monty Python reference of #arkdis16 by Bodil PeterssonIsto Huvila
7/1/2016 6:20:14Petersson: Time Machine app. Production process itself creates situations of reflection and evaluation #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:24:54Now it's @GCBeale from @cdhyork on rethinking arch approaches to adoption of VR #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:25:41.@GCBeale (with @DrPaulReilly) on After Virtual Archaeology #arkdis16Julian D Richards
7/1/2016 6:26:40Gareth Beale on rethinking technological adoption in archaeoloy. #arkdis16 https://t.co/YVIkE4RmGWMichael Olsson
7/1/2016 6:28:40Beale: 'virtual archaeology' originally used to refer to emerging technologies such as 3D computer graphics #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:32:40Beale: interested in how tech has worked its way into our practice and how it's used. #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:35:49@GCBeale talks about the communities of practice that have emerged around technologies in archaeology. #arkdis16Michael Olsson
7/1/2016 6:36:02Beale: computational p'graphy is one area where arch has contributed to technology i.e. Tool actually designed with archs in mind #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:41:13Beale: technology is no longer the preserve of experts #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:45:21GBeale: Instead of a return to #virtualarchaeology we need continued vigilance & interest in exploiting new technologies for arch #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 6:46:01Now Walter Laan on Dealing with digital dependency #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:49:35Laan: talking about the thing we ALL need to talk about... when services break and go wrong! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:56:04Laan: ARCHIS written into documentation workflows but upgrade to system failed #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 6:59:45Laan: 1 year on, some functionality working but lots still to do. #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:03:12Lessons here now on database failure: don’t assume your database and provider are too big to fail… #arkdis16Gary Brannan
7/1/2016 7:05:56#arkdis16 https://t.co/W5TlFJ4UiNGary Brannan
7/1/2016 7:06:29RT @gbrannanarchive: #arkdis16 https://t.co/W5TlFJ4UiNStefanie Archivist
7/1/2016 7:10:58#arkdis16 Re: system design https://t.co/jT25C586BcGary Brannan
7/1/2016 7:13:44Laan: Increasing digital integration means increasing dependency. A warning tale #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:33:40Take digital curation and preservation seriously in all your projects! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:33:50Last keynote by @Julian62523002 talking about 20 years of archiving @ADS_Update and publication @IntarchEditor #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:36:22Richards: Brexit marks a huge shift for all of us #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:37:20Richards: archaeology benefited hugely from euro collaboration #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:39:23Richards: digital archaeology has to be European. Big questions do not respect modern political boundaries #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:40:33Richards: we will always need cross border agreements on standards & learn from our shared successes and mistakes #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:42:20Richards: @ADS_Update holds 2m files and carried out 18000 processes on those files #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:46:36Richards: what is an adequate digital archive? Many in community still not grappling with archiving #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:50:29Richards: digital changing the way we do the discipline. The archive is not separate from the publication #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:53:01Richards: highlighting one thing I forgot to mention!Data papers #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:55:08@Julian62523002 reminds that data collection is expensive! Reason to reuse. But preservation costs, too #arkdis16Isto Huvila
7/1/2016 7:56:09Amirite, kids? Neat idea though. #arkdis16 https://t.co/a35RMD8mYvGary Brannan
7/1/2016 7:57:25Richards: biggest battle is to persuade colleagues to archive and to factor in funds for its preservation properly #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 7:58:45Richards: research funders also need to have strength to stand up to non-deposition and refuse further funds (stick vs carrot) #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 8:00:27Richards: there is an economic and a research value of digital archiving #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 8:01:29Richards: key lesson is that it's easier to work in partnership rather than in isolation and it feeds back to our work #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 8:02:57Richards: at least David Cameron signed UK up to G8 open data charter ! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 8:04:26Richards: such important work now being carried out in joining up national preservation infrastructures for heritage data #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 8:08:37Richards: optimistic for future of collab. Euro arch and remember that loosing data is more expensive than funding preservation! #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 8:14:27Next CDH conference will be in Leiden 15-16 June 2017 #arkdis16Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 8:17:10Hope you enjoyed the #arkdis16 tweets. Now for some wine. See you in Leiden!Internet Archaeology
7/1/2016 11:25:41@IntarchEditor really appreciating your tweeting from #arkdis16Phil Riris
7/1/2016 12:00:44@adamrabinowitz Also I was at #ArkDis16! So many interesting things happening, conference attendance would be more than a full-time job.Eric Kansa
7/2/2016 6:04:29#arkdis16 trip to Gamla Uppsala expertly guided by John Ljungkvist and @Julian62523002 tries out the AR app! https://t.co/EigFzEekfcInternet Archaeology