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Fasti & Furious: (re)Introducing FASTI Online

  1. 1. FASTI & FURIOUS … (re)Introducing FASTI Online Jessica Ogden Stuart Eve Guy Hunt www.fastionline.org
  2. 2. Re-introducing •A brief history of FASTI Online • Some challenges along the way • The latest greatest FASTI • Some more challenges..
  3. 3. A brief history of • FASTI Archaeologici: 1946 - 1987 • A mechanism for Institutes in Rome to publish their findings on digs throughout the Mediterranean • Managed by AIAC (International Association for Classical Archaeology) • ‘Interventions’ published in note form in giant books for institute libraries • Paper publication was discontinued in 1998 by board of directors
  4. 4. A brief history of The Birth • In 2003 AIAC, with development by L - P : Archaeology, launched FASTI Online • Originally funded by Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) • FASTI FOLD&R was launched in 2004 • v2.0 was launched in 2007, and v3.0 is soon to be launched in 2012
  5. 5. A brief history of Considerations FASTI Online had to be: • Multi-lingual. • Spatial. • Temporal. • Focused.
  6. 6. A brief history of ...In comes FASTI-ARK • v1.0 written from scratch.. • ARK : The Archaeological Recording Kit • Open source, runs on Apache, MySQL, PHP with WFS/WMS capabilities • Under development by L - P since 2004
  7. 7. A brief history of FASTI ARK v2.0
  8. 8. A brief history of Temporal Spatial Multilingual
  9. 9. Some challenges • Administering multi-lingual capabilities whilst keeping the site up to date • Maintaining highly customised code within the ARK architecture • Using and updating big spatial data sets • Facilitating discoverability and connectivity to other resources
  10. 10. Some challenges • Administering multi-lingual capabilities whilst keeping the site up to date • Maintaining highly customised code within the ARK architecture • Using and updating big spatial data sets • Facilitating discoverability and connectivity to other resources
  11. 11. Some ideas Enter FASTI v3.0 Spatially enabled Biblio?
  12. 12. Some ideas
  13. 13. (More) challenges • Google Maps and fuzzy locators • Relevance and utility. Is linked data useful for FASTI? • Periodization. (Spatial-Temporal) • Funding and questions of sustainability.
  14. 14. Some thoughts • Resource discoverability and open content the way forward. FASTI is fulfilling a role. • Recent (upcoming) strides made in arena of spatial temporal representation • University hosting in the works, and ARK is here to stay!

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