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Monday, December 15, 2008

OA index on archaeology and early history

DAPHNE (Données en Archéologie, Préhistoire et Histoire sur le NEt - Data in Archeology, Prehistory and History on the NEt) is a new OA index of metadata, launched in November 2008. See also the press release by INIST. (Thanks to Fabrizio Tinti.)

Subjects: Prehistory, Protohistory, Archaeology (from early human evidences to the industrial era), Sciences of Antiquity (all aspects : religion, politics, society, philosophy, economics, art, daily life, etc.) and History until the year 1000 on all continents.

Data Types: Bibliographic records covering international literature and resulting from the indexing and analysis of various types of documents (journal articles, books, conference proceedings, exhibits, theses, journals, electronic resources, etc). Records include keywords and abstracts ...

DAPHNE pools together data from three databases: BAHR [Bulletin Analytique d’Histoire Romaine], FRANCIS (Prehistory and Protohistory, Art and Archaeology files and part of the History and Science of Religion), FRANTIQ-CCI [Fichiers de Recherche en sciences de l’Antiquité]. ...