Authors: Sorin Adam Matei, Eric Kansa, Nicholas Rauh.
Abstract: The paper presents a platform for supporting academic collaboration and publishing created by flexibly linking Visible Past, a web collaboration and digital-print publishing with Open Context, a geo-historical data archiving and publishing service. The platform aims to make humanities data collection, management and publishing flexible, collaborative, durable, citable, findable, and portable across methods of publication, especially hard copy/paper vs. digital/onscreen/online domains. Geo-spatially referenced papers and books produced on Visible Past are enhanced with data pulled from Open Context and published “on demand.” All printed materials are connected to the web via 2D codes, a type of hyperlink that can be printed on paper and which can be read by camera mobile phones. We present the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey integration in the Visible Past / Open Context environment as an example of the advantages scholars can obtain from this new method of scholarly collaboration and publishing. In addition to presenting the component technologies, the paper explores some of the challenges and opportunities scholars face when creating humanistic narratives around dynamic streams of geo-historical data.
Keywords: Digital Humanities, Maps, Archaeology, Google, On Demand Publishing, Scholarly Collaboration, Mashup, WordPress, RSS, JSON, Visible Past, Open Context, Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey, Maps, Publishing, Information Managemet, Humanities, Scholarship, GIS, Collaboration, Wiki, Online, 2d Codes, Mashup, WordPress, RESTful, RSS, JSON, Visible Past, Open Context
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