Archaeology Method Store


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A presentation at the AARG conference 22/09/2011 on the development of an archaeology Method Store

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Archaeology Method Store

  1. 1. Show us your working: an archaeology method store<br />Anthony Beck & David Stott<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />During AARG 2010 a Method Store was discussed<br />This went viral with support from a number of international institutions/people:<br /> Open Knowledge Foundation<br /> Council for British Archaeology<br /> English Heritage<br />Antiquist<br /> 3d heritage<br />This is its story.....<br /> sorry mainly text and a few pickies<br />
  3. 3. Show us your working<br />Knowledge industries are undergoing fundamental change. <br /><ul><li>Research/Policy/Management is becoming ever more open and collaborative. </li></ul>The boundaries are blurring between the formal and informal<br /><ul><li>The traditional power/organisational structures are sometimes no longer relevant
  4. 4. As demonstrated y the Western Poland case study</li></ul>Greater access/transparency is demanded of publically funded research and knowledge. <br /><ul><li>The ClimateGate scandal at UEA in 2009.
  5. 5. The Big Society
  6. 6. Open Data (dot) Gov </li></li></ul><li>Show us your working<br />Funding councils are demanding that publically funded research should make publications available as openly accessible documents <br /><ul><li>it is likely that they will soon demand similar access to </li></ul>data, <br />algorithms <br />other outputs from the research process. <br />Social media companies, like twitter, are changing the research landscape. <br />
  7. 7. Show us your working<br />Consumers of research are participating in a conversation, not listening to a lecture.<br />More sophisticated forms of engagement can increase impact dramatically. <br /><ul><li>This will significantly change the way institutions ‘do business’. </li></li></ul><li>Why<br />
  8. 8. Why<br />
  9. 9. Why<br />Open Methods provide transparent access to the process<br />The user controls and understands the data processing and transformation<br />From Black Box to White Box<br />
  10. 10. What are Open Methods?<br />
  11. 11. What is Open Science<br />
  12. 12. What Open Science is NOT<br />Just providing access to your data when a project has finished <br />It's as much about engaging with the process as engaging with the science objects <br />
  13. 13. Why Open Science?<br />
  14. 14. Why Open Science?<br />
  15. 15. Why not Open Science<br />
  16. 16. The Method Store: VISION<br />A repository that facilitates the collaborative development of methodologies and stops the community re-inventing the methodological wheel. <br />A framework that is not intimidating for users, allowing all sectors of the domain to participate, but allows potentially rich data objects to be submitted (such as Taverna workflows). <br />A system that allows links to be drawn between methodologies to indicate, for example, synergy, workflow or provenance. <br />An environment which captures the cloud of discussion/narrative surrounding the development or forking of a method. <br />
  17. 17. The Method Store: VISION<br />What is proposed is a methodology store: an environment within which methods, algorithms etc. can be <br /><ul><li>deposited,
  18. 18. shared,
  19. 19. tagged,
  20. 20. linked,
  21. 21. chained,
  22. 22. developed. </li></li></ul><li>The Method Store: Licencing<br />In the long term this method store will only contain objects that are released under a Creative Commons, or other, open licence. This form of initiative has resonance outside the archaeological community. <br />What about copyright <br /><ul><li>Re-use licencing is important
  23. 23. There are bodies and protocols in place </li></ul>~ Science Commons <br />~ Creative Commons <br />~ GPL <br /><ul><li>Not solely an open science issue </li></li></ul><li>The Method Store: Content<br />
  24. 24. The Website<br />
  25. 25. The Future<br />Workflows<br />Better referencing <br />Semantic tagging <br />
  26. 26. The Future: Workflows<br />
  27. 27. The Future<br />There are other similar initiatives<br />More will come<br />Some will gain traction<br />Others will wither and die<br />All the content should be cross transferable<br />
  28. 28. The Future<br />
  29. 29. Thanks. Any Questions?<br /><br />