The open data movement boasts an exciting history of advancing the ways researchers share specialized knowledge in the public sphere. Learning from the most visible open data achievements in the hard and soft sciences where data is sometimes only really open
The Çatalhöyük Living Archive is Stanford’s interactive, open-access web application for sharing research on one of the coolest digs around: a 9,000-year-old acropolis burrowed into contemporary Turkey’s Anatolian Plateau. In addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, what’s special about this digital archive are the characteristics that animate it: browse-able dig findings, notes, photographs, and maps treat the novice to a history lesson, and linked open data systems collate hard figures for the expert researcher. Archive users can organize and then stir up discussion on research collections. The Çatalhöyük and what they’ve left behind are re-interpreted repeatedly, in a physical space brought to virtual life.
What are some other ways to make our archives sing? Join the discussion on Vialogues.
Excerpts from the discussion:00:17 yaotse: This living archive will develop a great interaction when examined and will attract attention from all over the world.
04:29 sarpong18: The digital aspect of the project which allows you to read and learn about the archival materials before or after examining it at the site is a great tool. nsformative for my research"