AGAIN: sharing the data

Marta Caroscio
Sun Oct 8 16:20:35 CEST 2006

Dear Giancarlo, dear all,

sorry for not answering so far, but writing my dissertation kept me away 
from anything else!
Yes, of course I would like to share my data. There is no problem concerning 
my own ones, but the point is that usually they are part of a lager project 
involving several people. If only my data are available you do not get any 
idea about the context.
It might be not easy to convince everybody to share their data, most of all 
if they are still unpublished, but I can try to sort it out.
I do not have much time now, but I will have more from jenaury onwards.
Anyway I will keep an eye on the mailing list



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Giancarlo Macchi" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 10:27 AM
Subject: AGAIN: sharing the data

> After 2 week it seems that only Chris Puttick is willing to
> share his own archaeological data.
> So I ask again, and I will add a 4th question:
> a) How many of you are willing to share their own data?
> b) How many of you are able to share their own data?
> c) What kind of data would you eventually share with the community?
>   everything? a part of it? only the part related with your published
>   models or theories?
> d) How many of you are interested in the archaeological data sharing issue
>   but at this time do not have no/enough data to share but in the 
> future...
> Listen, I do not think that the solution would be a complex
> one. What do we need here?  1) a well documented and shared metadata
> standard. 2) any kind of repository administrator system. I do not
> think that any database system will work. 3) a mirror network to
> ensure data survival, and that's all.
> OK we can wait and see if someone else might do the job for
> us. But we already know that something like this is not going
> to happen.
> I do not think that Nabonidus, eDNA or OpenContext may be a solution for 
> the
> original "data sharing" issue here [f(x) -> V] . At the same time I do not
> think that any national government database like those of the UK (ADS for
> instance) address the  problem of scientific data availability.
> This kind of systems are CRM oriented. So basically they keep track
> of sites or archaeological entities as absolute assertions. Scientifically
> speaking I need instead the exact copy of the datasets my colleague has
> used. Has he changed/corrected/modieid the original CRM file?
> Giancarlo
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