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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Open archaeology prize

Eric Kansa, DDIG Related Events in Austin, Digging Digitally, March 2, 2007.  Excerpt:

...My home organization (the Alexandria Archive Institute) recently won some funding to host an event that will help acquaint archaeologists with the changing world of scholarly communication. We will host an “Open Archaeology Reception” [at the Society for American Archaeology 2007 Annual Meeting] on April 27 (7-8pm, at the conference hotel). The event will provide some free sushi and information about resources and incentives for open scholarship. We will also [announce] an Open Archaeology Prize, aimed at encouraging free and open publication of high-quality archaeological datasets.