It occurs to me that some rather ambitious projects seeking to offer generalized platforms for the archiving and distribution of archaeological data have not yet come up in the conversations, and I wonder why not. Among the things I'm thinking of are:
- Archaeoinformatics | Archive of Lectures | Archaeoinformatics Survey: Current Conditions and Needs in the Field | Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation |
- ETANA-DL Managing complex information applications: An archaeology digital library | Background Articles | Member Collections | Funded in part by the National Science Foundation's ITR program |
- “Online Cultural Heritage Research Environment” (OCHRE) | ArchaeoML Schema | Pilot projects | Not yet externally funded (as far as I know) |
I know that Eric and Sebastian are connected with the first of these, and Eric with the third. Are there other parallel efforts underway?