I left my role of editor of the Journal of Open Archaeology Data

After serving for 7 years as the co-editor of the journal together with Victoria Yorke-Edwards, I have chosen to step down from my role as editor, while remaining on the Editorial Board. I had been on the Editorial Board before. Recently I have become rather busy with work and family commitments, with only a minor… Continua a leggere I left my role of editor of the Journal of Open Archaeology Data

Pottery and archaeology on the Web

Today marks five years since Tiziano Mannoni passed away. There’s one thing that always characterised his work in publications and lectures: a need to visualise anything from research processes to production processes and complex human-environment systems in a schematic, understandable way. The most famous of such diagrams is perhaps the “material culture triangle” in which… Continua a leggere Pottery and archaeology on the Web

Lo #Scriptorivm dei miracoli

Ecco, sono di nuovo arrivato ultimo anche su Medium. Giovedì scorso ero arrivato per ultimo a Pompei, a notte ormai fonda, complice ritardo epico del Frecciarossa 1000. Venerdì mattina, quando ho incontrato Augusto e poi tutti gli altri compagni scriptores, ero visibilmente assonnato, tanto da conferire un sapore onirico al ritrovare previsto e imprevisto di… Continua a leggere Lo #Scriptorivm dei miracoli

Joining the Advisory Board of the Journal of Open Archaeology Data

I’m joining the Advisory Board of the Journal of Open Archaeology Data. The Journal of Open Archaeology Data (JOAD ‒ @up_joad) is an open access, peer reviewed journal for data papers describing deposited archaeological datasets. JOAD is published by Ubiquity Press, that has a flexible publishing model makes humanities journals affordable, and enables researchers around… Continua a leggere Joining the Advisory Board of the Journal of Open Archaeology Data

A look at pollen data in the Old World

Since the 19th century, the study of archaeobotanical remains has been very important for combining “strictly archaeological” knowledge with environmental data. Pollen data enable assessing the introduction of certain domesticated species of plants, or the presence of other species that grow typically where humans dwell. Not all pollen data come from archaeological fieldwork, but the… Continua a leggere A look at pollen data in the Old World

Copyright not applicable to geodata?

There has been some rumor on the italian GFOSS mailing list, and also on many other forums about geodata copyright issues, after this exhaustive post by Jo Walsh. The issue is quite simple: many open geodata advocates have been thinking for months that a good compromise for public institutions that own public geodata would have… Continua a leggere Copyright not applicable to geodata?

Poste Italiane privatizza i CAP, FSFE li libera

Link all’articolo su gnuvox.info. Ancora una volta le nostre ex-statali brillano per monopolio assoluto, alla faccia della privatizzazione. Ma stavolta non gli è riuscito molto bene e FSFE è riuscita a liberare il CAP. Perché il codice deve essere libero, anche quello postale!!

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I geodati delle Regioni italiane

OK. Ora voglio che tutti i visitatori, lettori, amatori, odiatori, tori-tori del mio blog vadano a farsi un giro su questa pagina. Fatevi un’idea. Imparate che questa cosa esiste e credetemi – è importante. Vi risulterà difficile trovare qualcosa – anche stupida – che non possa giovarsi enormemente di un nuovo corso nell’accesso ai geodati.… Continua a leggere I geodati delle Regioni italiane

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