A New Network

Wrapping up the details for publication of my data in Open Context and pulling together the interpretive content to demonstrate the value of that data occupied most of my thoughts, if not most of my time, over the summer. Negotiating with Minnesota Historical Society...

Fun with URIs

I had no idea when I outlined my project last summer that my University of Minnesota partner Professor Kathryn Hayes would create so many great resources I could use for it. Over the winter, Kathryn Hayes’ students have completed the digitization of all of the...

Building Blocks for Building Data

I am now happily generating CSV exports of data from the MNHS collections management system thanks to a bit of additional help from Keith Maguire of South Australian Museum who wrote the original XSLT report for me! My test data set is officially ready for publication...

The Kindness of Others

­My MSUDAI project requires me to tackle a thorny problem I have faced for some time – how to get archaeology data out of the database used to manage collections at MNHS into a form that is easy for researchers to use. Creating an XML version of my project data set...