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Ariadne introduction

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Ariadne introduction

  1. 1. The ARIADNE project Franco Niccolucci PIN Project Coordinator ARIADNE is funded by the European Commissions Seventh Framework Programme
  2. 2. What is ARIADNE• ARIADNE is a EU-funded project aimed at integrating the European Research Infrastructures on archaeological datasets• Its overall goal is to overcome the fragmentation of archaeological data repositories and to foster a culture of data sharing and re-using• ARIADNE is managed by a partnership joining the excellence of European archaeology and technology, and is open to the collaboration of researchers, professionals and institutions from anywhere in Europe and abroad
  3. 3. Why ARIADNE The “data deluge”Percentage of archaeologicalprojects in dataset size groups “Average” size of project datasets
  4. 4. Why ARIADNEWillingness to share, use and re-use•400.000 downloads from the Archaeological DataService (ADS) repository of ”grey” literature(unpublished archaeological reports) in 6 years(5.500/month)•45.000 downloads from ADS in three months in 2010(15.000/month)•94% of respondents to a SAA survey state they woulduse electronic data more, if they were accessible•ARACHNE visits: 82.000 in 2010, 140.000 in 2011• Open Access for Science initiative
  5. 5. Why ARIADNENeed of integration•Go beyond academic ARACNE:or administrative ADS: 18.000 grey 500.000+ images 250.000 objectsborders literature reports 1.100.000 records•Integrate datasetsoverlapping in scope GALLICA: several•Access unpublished thousand reportsinformation SIGECweb: 270.000 records FASTI online: (archaeology) 12.000 reports
  6. 6. How to achieve integrationData sharing requires•Suitability of somebody else’s data for one’spurposes•Interoperability of datasets•Trusting in data collected by others•Guarantee of data “provenance”
  7. 7. What is interoperabiltyWhat do interoperability and provenance mean?•Interoperability: capability of different informationsystems to communicate•Syntactic interoperability: communicate on thesymbolic level, resolving differences in encodings andrepresentation – Technical and social problem•Semantic interoperability: communicate with sharedmeanings – Intellectual and research question•Digital Provenance: which (additional) data must bestored to make data trustworthy
  8. 8. The ARIADNE partnership• Coordination – PIN – UoY-ADS
  9. 9. Project activities• Networking activities – Community building – Standardization and good practices• Trans-National Access to shared datasets and training in their creation, as well as to on-line repositiories• Research activities – Knowledge organization – Data management – New or improved tools to extract information
  10. 10. What we hope to achieve• By achieving the project objectives we aim at giving answers to three grand challenges: – A social challenge, concerning the community of archaeologists – A technological challenge, addressing improvements in the current use of ICT – A scientific challenge, re-shaping concepts both from the IT domain and the archaeological method
  11. 11. The grand challenges: social• Identify and shape a community of science, formed by institutions, researchers and professionals from inside and outside the project• Understand and make explicit their needs, wishes and dreams• Outline a roadmap for now and for tomorrow• Provide answers to their requests
  12. 12. The grand challenges: technological• Set up a satisfactory level of interoperability• Provide services that build practical use on it• Make using and re-using data a common practice in archaeological research, as it is today browsing bibliographical references
  13. 13. The grand challenges: scientific• Understand how knowledge organization must be improved to make technological advance possible and suitable• Explore new avenues for making the best out of accumulated knowledge• Move towards a paradigm shift in the use of a digital framework, and make it a substantial component of the archaeological methodology
  14. 14. ARIADNE is a project funded by the European Commissionunder the Community’s Seventh Framework Programme,contract no. FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1-313193.The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are thesole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflectthe views of the European Commission.

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