ArchaeoInformatics.org, a collaborative organization involving a consortium of five institutions has asked for the assistance of the Digital Data Interest Group in filling positions on an advisory board that will help shape and guide the emerging cyberinfrastructure for archaeology. Such an infrastructure will facilitate integrated access to distributed archaeological data sources including databases (spatial and aspatial), textual resources (gray literature, articles), images, and other media. This group believes that such a cyberinfrastructure must embrace archaeology done in both academic and applied contexts. Interoperability will be an important priority, both internationally and with related disciplines.

ArchaeoInformatics.org has been awarded a 1 year planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in order to develop a large scale implementation proposal. ArchaeoInformatics.org is partnering with the SAA to guide and steer work toward these important goals. Keith Kintigh and Dean Snow have requested that the Digital Data Interest Group nominate four individuals for “at-large” positions on the disciplinary advisory board of ArchaeoInformatics.org.

The disciplinary advisory board will provide recommendations to the steering committee based on its evaluation of the plans and initiatives pursued by the steering committee to ensure such plans best meet the needs of the profession. The board will gather for ath least one face-to-face meeting annually, with expenses paid by Archaeoinformatics.org. Finally the board will produce a brief, publicly accessible report after each meeting.

Please email (ekansa AT alexandriaarchive DOT org) me with nominations (including self-nominations) for these four “at-large” positions and provide information about the nominee, including:

Nominee’s Name
Nominee’s Title
Nominee’s Institution
Nominee’s Email
Nominee’s Phone Number

Thank you!